Life in Medieval Europe MEDIEVAL NOT MEDIEVAL. Feudalism

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  • Life in Medieval Europe MEDIEVAL NOT MEDIEVAL
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  • Feudalism
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  • Medieval Christian Art & Architecture In a time of turmoil, cathedrals represented unity, coherence, and harmony What elements/characteristics might we see in Medieval Architecture?
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  • Chartres Cathedral
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  • Construction $ Taxes Years of construction
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  • West Facade North Tower 1507-13 South Tower c. 1160 Royal Portal c. 1145-55 Rose Window
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  • Chartres Cruciform Plan navecrossing transept choirapsenarthex porch ambulatory chapels aisle west portal
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  • Nave
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  • Elevation of Nave
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  • Symbolism in Chartres Clerestory: you gaze forward and upward Little decoration focus on shafts and arches
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  • Flying Buttresses
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  • Vault
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  • Royal Portal
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  • West faade, c. 1145-55 Christ Enthroned in Royal Majesty dominates the central tympanum Calm and order prevail in the imagery of the Royal Portal in contrast to the somewhat more crowded imagery at many Romanesque churches
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  • Royal Portal Christ in the central tympanum appears imposing but more benign than earlier representations Royal Portal, Chartres Cathedral c. 1145-55 West Portal, Cathedral of Saint-Lazare c. 1120-35