Gothic — a period in the development of Western, Central and Eastern part of Europe from the XII to the XVI century. Gothic replaced the Romanesque style, gradually replacing it. The term “Gothic” is most often applied to well-known style of architectural structures, which can be summarized as “eerily majestic.”
The word comes from Italian. gotico — unusual, barbaric.
Gothic in its development is divided into:
a period of prosperity;
the late Gothic. Continue reading
Labyrinth — a mysterious structure with many intricate lines. The most famous of them was built in Crete for the Minotaur. The fashion for the creation of such “puzzles” have survived to our days. In Europe, the popular gardens and parks with a large number of intertwined alleys. And in virtual reality appeared places where it is easy to get lost…
Has become widely popular exquisite gardens, labyrinths in the possession of Gonzaga in Mantua, the French Royal residence-Versailles. Pope Clement X in 1670 ordered to break the garden maze near the Villa Altieri in Rome. He liked to watch the attempts of the servants to find a way out of this “puzzle”.
And in the UK the device of labyrinths has become a national tradition. So, the English king Henry II in the twelfth century surrounded the Palace of his mistress Rosamund Clifford at Woodstock tangled mass of alleys and hedges. Maze called Rosamund Boudoir. Continue reading