Category Archives: Religious Art

Exercise: Annotate a Gothic image

One of the suggestions for this exercise is a page from the Book of Kells and as I have an interest in Calligraphy I’ve chosen an illuminated page to annotate.

You can view it online here

I found these on Youtube

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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

I decided to do some further research in to the Architect who designed Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral that I have written my report on for a Visit to a Gothic Church.

I knew a bit about ‘Sir Giles Gilbert Scott‘ but was surprised to learn how young he was when he was given the commission for the Cathedral only 21 years old.  He also designed Battersea Power Station in London and the iconic Red telephone box.

His Grandfather ‘George Gilbert Scott’ was also a prominent architect in the 19th century who designed the Albert Memorial in London.

References

Wikpedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Gilbert_Scott

Wikpedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box

Wikpedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Memorial

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

A glimpse at the awe inspiring expanse of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

Visit a Gothic Church

As far as I am aware there are no Gothic churches in Liverpool.  I was hoping to visit my brother in York so I could go to the Minster but that probably won’t be until New Year.  Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral although built in the 20th century  is classed as Gothic revival so I thought it would be interesting to study how it differs from a Gothic cathedral of the 11th and 12th centuries.  I’ll do another report on York Minster to put in my log book when I’ve been.

I was going to visit a few weeks ago but I’ve had a health scare so I’m having to use photos that I took on previous visits for my report for this part of the course.

Exercise: Annotate a Gothic image

One of the suggestions for this exercise is a page from the Book of Kells and as I have an interest in Calligraphy I’ve chosen an illuminated page to annotate.

You can view it online here

I found these on Youtube

JuniorWorkPack

Pugin on Gothic

Read p.664  What in Pugin’s view, was the overwhelming advantage of Gothic over other architectural styles?

Pugin believed that

  1. there should be no features about a building which are not necessary for convenience, construction or propriety
  2. that all ornament should consist of enrichment of the essential construction of the building.

He also thought that Gothic architecture was the product of a purer society.

Pugin and the Gothic Revival

Time Team special on the renovation of Pugins house in Ramsgate

Romanesque and/or Medieval Gothic Buildings in Britain

Do some research on Romanesque and/or medieval Gothic buildings in Britain.  make some sketches to show the various ways in which the semi-circular and pointed arch, respectively, were employed in the architecture of these buildings.

Romanesque

Literally ‘Roman-like’. A style of art and architecture, and a period of culture, from around 800AD to c.1200, that looked to Roman art and architecture, attempted to copy it, but created its own rich forms instead. It is usually associated with the rounded arch and many columns in buildings. Geometrical patterns were used a great deal in art and architecture, along with exaggerated natural forms. Norman architecture was Romanesque in style.

Gothic

A style of art and architecture, and also a period of culture, usually associated with the Middle Ages, from c. 1150-1500. Gothic was essentially a northern European style. Many people think of the pointed arch as the essential of Gothic style. Decoration is often based on nature – can be very realistic, or can be grotesque.

(c) http://www.architecture.com/HowWeBuiltBritain/Glossary.aspx#glossary_r

The sketches I’ve done for this research is in my sketchbook but I found these videos which I’ve put here for future reference.

I’ve got this on video from earlier this year but I thought I’d put it on here so I know where it is.