Index of Gothic all

William I Duke of Normandy - Rouen Cathedral.

walwyn Sat, 10/16/2010 - 20:09


This tomb of William I Duke of Normandy (d942) in Rouen Cathedral dates from the 14th century. The earlier burial had been in the ancient sanctuary near the end of what is now the nave.


Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy - Gloucester Cathedral

walwyn Sun, 05/01/2011 - 15:34


Robert Curthose (d1134) effigy, of painted Irish bog oak, was made about 100 years after his death.


Gothic Sculpture

walwyn Mon, 08/23/2010 - 20:14

The Characterized from the early simplicity of naturalistic figures to the late excessively enriched elegance and elaborate clothing of the figures in the later period, the subject matter of Gothic sculpture featured the mysticism of the mid to late medieval age with an emphasis on suffering and emotion.


Glass panels from Saint-Denis

walwyn Sun, 05/30/2010 - 20:54



"Presentation in the Temple" panel originally from Saint-Denis near Paris (c1145).






Chartres Cathedral

walwyn Sun, 11/07/2010 - 19:03


Chartres Cathedral has some of the most beautiful medieval stained glass windows to have survive the upheavals of the last 800 years. The earliest date from the mid 12th century, but most are from the 13th century.



Blue Virgin

walwyn Sun, 11/07/2010 - 19:44



Set into a 13th century window this image of the Virgin and Child (c1150) is made up of four panels. The blue halo and clothing of Mary are set against a red background.




Notre-Dame de Chartres

walwyn Thu, 02/17/2011 - 21:34

Designated a World heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres was built from between 1145 and 1250. It's high nave is spanned by ogival pointed arches to form the vault, and the walls are supported by double flying buttresses. Chartres is the first building to have used buttresses as a structural element.


Chartres Cathedral is also unique in having retained almost all of its original 12th and 13th century stained glass.

Martyrs - Chartres Cathedral

walwyn Fri, 12/16/2011 - 22:17




The south porch of Chartres Cathedral contains a series of sculptures, that were made between 1194 and 1230, on the subject of the martyrdom of saints.


Confessors - Chartres Cathedral

walwyn Sun, 12/18/2011 - 20:39


In addition to the martyrs, the south porch contains a sequence of images of those that had proclaimed Christian beliefs during periods of suppression (confessors).

13th century church monuments

walwyn Sat, 07/17/2010 - 00:00

Church brasses, tomb chests, effigies, and sculpture from 1200 - 1300AD.