The exhibition "Gothic: The Age of the Great Cathedrals" will begin in Switzerland in December 2017 in the choir of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Fribourg. It will go to the Cathedral of Bern (Berner Münster, Cathedral of Bordeaux and Church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris. The idea of this project is a journey through the extraordinary saga of these great medieval buildings. This adventure begins with the construction of the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, the place where Gothic art was born. Throughout the exhibition, the visitors will discover secrets of 17 monuments chosen among the most beautiful, the most emblematic. They will encounter this medieval art movement that has overwhelmed Europe and wished to build always higher, larger and more beautifully!
The texts, along with each model, relate the stories of this particularly turbulent period, punctuated by tragedies, wars, and fires. They relate the history of these colossal construction sites with their towering spires, their huge naves, and their exorbitant costs.
Through this miniature architecture, the spectator will develop their own perspective and sense of space. They will understand proportions differently and behold these stunning examples of architecture from a new angle, an aerial perspective.
Beyond the reproductions of these magnificent buildings, this exhibition invites visitors to better understand the true message of the Gothic cathedrals: a message at the same time spiritual, political, social, aesthetic, philosophical and technical.
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Title"Gothic": Exhibition of Architectural Models
FromDecember 01, 2017 09:00 AM
UntilDecember 10, 2017 07:00 PM
VenueCathedral of St. Nicholas in Fribourg, Switzerland