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Word of the Day: Flamboyant Style

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Flamboyant style was used during the Late Gothic period. This style was used in creating and decorating architecture. It it known for its unique flamelike appearance and its pointed bar tracery.

Above is a close up of St. Vitus Cathedral which was designed by Peter Parler and Matthias of Arras. In this image of the flying buttresses we can see the flamboyant style. The individual sculpted pieces attached to the buttresses and towers are considered flamboyant. These ornate details have a great impact on the cathedral when looking at it from affair. This cathedral is located in Prague and is thought to be the biggest and most important cathedral in the Czech Republic. This cathedral contains many tombs of many Bohemian Kings and Holy Roman Emperors. Since St. Vitus is located within the Prague Castle and has certain significance, the government of Czech Republic owns the Cathedral as part of the Prague Castle complex.

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This entry was posted on May 16, 2014 by in Ellis, Gothic, Word of the Day.
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