The culmination of the development of medieval European art is the restrained mystical gothic style, which replaced the luxuriant luxuries of the Romanesque style. Bright mosaic stained-glass windows, the spikes' needles looking upwards, the shine of gilding, expression, the symphony of the harmonious combination of light, glass and stone - this is how you can characterize it in the interior. The term appeared in sunny Italy in the Renaissance. So ironically, the Romans called the primitivism of the barbaric culture of the middle ages that have disappeared into oblivion. At first, this word was used in literature, when the author wanted with some degree of irony to indicate in the text distorted Latin. Later, this term began to call a certain architecture, which in a nutshell can be called frighteningly majestic.
It is not so easy to reproduce the Gothic style in modern homes, but some of its elements are often used to create projects of country houses.
In the construction of the Gothic buildings and their decoration using expensive natural materials:
The decor of a Gothic house always implies the presence, therefore it is decorated with:
Saturated colors are inherent part of the gothic. At the heart of the color scheme of the Gothic room, as a rule, are used concentrated red, brown, yellow and blue tones. Stylistic accents are made with gold and silver. And for introducing contrasting elements into the interior, purple, ruby, green or blue-black are excellent.
The main attributes are a forged spiral staircase, a fireplace with a forged grille and colorful artistic stained glass windows. The spectacular decoration of the walls can be multi-colored art stained glass windows with built-in interior lighting. Images of Gothic rose, lily, trefoil, grape leaves, or crucifixes on stained glass or painted on a cloth, wood, or stone surface are characteristic features of Gothic.
In the era of dawn easel painting and book miniature have been actively developed. Therefore typical are craft craft items such as:
The room must be there should be high buffets and double wardrobes with panels, palace beds and high-back chairs imitating architectural fragments of knightly castles and majestic medieval churches.
A separate place in the Gothic interior is given to chests, which, if necessary, can serve as tables, beds and benches. Chests are usually placed one on another, decorating the resulting construction with lancetted vaults, so as to obtain an improvised cabinet.
In the Gothic table there should be a rather deep drawer and a significantly protruding table top, the base of which are two supports. And under the folding tabletop must be hidden from prying eyes a lot of tiny drawers and compartments.
Massive Gothic furniture, usually made of dark wood, decorated with exquisite carvings and various wrought-iron elements.
The ceiling in the Gothic room must be high enough, because Gothic is first of all an upwardly looking architecture. If that is required by the ceiling design, imitation of beams made of carving is done.
Walls, as a rule, are trimmed with wooden panels or decorative stone, decorated with bright Gothic paintings, multi-colored tiled mosaic and ancient tapestries.
Of course, the presence of huge tall windows, for which the walls are only a small frame, multicolor stained glass windows, the play of natural light and a large stained glass window -rozy above the entrance to the room creates a unique "face" of the Gothic. Stained glass, made in the form of lancet arches, is considered the most recognizable feature of the Gothic style. Doors must be oak and paneled.
Neogothic - country house
As you can see, contrary to popular belief, the gothic is not synonymous with gloom and severity, on the contrary, it can be bright and light, spiritualized, irrational, striving to spiritual heights. Gothic stylization turns an ordinary apartment into a mysterious castle, in which the kitchen becomes the laboratory of a magician-alchemist, the dining room is a magnificent festive hall, and the ordinary bedroom is a luxurious bedchamber.
If you have dreamed of living in a beautiful castle since childhood, unleash your imagination and start design experiments with courage.
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