Gothic Architecture Essay

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Although of different eras and design, Monasteries serve the same purpose—to serve, pray, and worship God. Whether it be Early Medieval, Gothic, or Romanesque, there are several similarities between the Monastery of Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana—built in the late 19th century to early 20th century—and Abbey Churches and Cathedral from 12th and 13th century. Designs from exterior building, to design of ceilings and windows are what create and give the architecture depth and significance even several centuries later. Though several other specifications are gathered in comparing the art, I found in images 20,10,16,17,15,18,27, and 28 to be to the most interesting and almost identical comparisons. The details of art structures give …show more content…
For example in the interior of the Church of the Abbey of Notre-Dame, Fontenay, is a strong and durable structure from the pointed arches. As well as the Church of San Clemente, Rome, with opening and hallways filled with arches. The Architecture is relative to the Monastery in Indiana, specifically from the perspective in image 15. As well as in images 16, 17, and 18 the images of vaults, associated with Gothic Architecture, compare to these churches in the Romanesque period. The images also show the effect the light has on the choice of color of the interior, creating a gold- bronze like color, also quite similar to the Church of San Clemente, …show more content…
Transept arms projecting at each side, creates a cross like figure, which is the foundation of Cathedrals, churches, monasteries and other places of worship. The large octagonal tower rises over the crossing is positioned identical in the Cathedral and Monastery (475). More similarities include the use of a green metal at the peaks of each structure, and the cross placed at the top of the choir. Besides the crosses significance, the comparisons between these two images are strictly physical, less

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