Art of the Western World
A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic (#102)
Part I: With the fall of the Roman empire, Christianity flourished with the Church as patron of monumental Romanesque architecture and sculpture. Part II: The origin of Gothic architecture is found in the choir of the Abbey Church of St. Denis, while the Chartres Cathedral serves as a model of High Gothic style. [58 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and historical settings. From the classical tradition to modern art, each artistic movement is interpreted through its major paintings, sculptures, and works of architecture. Comments from internationally known art experts and critics assist in understanding and appreciation of the works.
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