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less incense and more religious singing (cantus gregorianus)

By bliba  
Gothic in Milan Cathedral
Until the construction of the Milan Cathedral, most buildings in Italy were Romanesque. But the new style of the time was called Gothic and was mainly cultivated north of the Alps. Visconti called the best builders and stonemasons from Bohemia, Flanders, Germany and France to Lombardy - and they inspired the Milanese for the gigantic church in the new style. Even notaries, lawyers and judges, it is said, dragged and chiseled the white marble. And the whores of Milan also contributed to the cathedral with prayers and a tenth of their love wages. Although, as time passed, the faithful sometimes lacked the necessary reverence for the church. "Two side entrances were rebuilt around 1600," says Federico Pizzi, art historian at Veneranda Fabbrica. "For the Milanese used the transverse passage between the two portals as a convenient shortcut, rumbling through the nave on horse and cart and even herding their cattle through the church." The construction of the church progressed slowly. Even today in Milan the saying "Č lungo come la fabbrica del Duomo" is known - it has been going on as long as the Cathedral workshop. The Renaissance came, gave the cathedral its five large portals, and left.

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Tags: Italy Milano Portraits and people Milan Cathedral

Voters: Saastad, dark_lord, saltireblue and 45 more

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Saastad Plus
1 16 11 Norway
4 Feb 2020 7:28PM
The place was also nice in color Oliver.

Arne Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
4 Feb 2020 7:36PM
Everything on a grand scale...
4 Feb 2020 9:03PM
a fine shot and interesting writeup, Oliver
4 Feb 2020 9:09PM

Quote:Everything on a grand scale...
Malc's comment is spot on, Oliver.

4 Feb 2020 10:15PM
Beautiful tones and great presentation.

4 Feb 2020 10:31PM
It certainly has a look less Gothic in colour.

"The cathedral steals "from every style in the world: and every style spoiled. The cathedral is a mixture of Perpendicular with Flamboyant, the latter being peculiarly barbarous and angular, owing to its being engrafted, not on a pure, but a very early penetrative Gothic … The rest of the architecture among which this curious Flamboyant is set is a Perpendicular with horizontal bars across: and with the most detestable crocketing, utterly vile. Not a ray of invention in a single form… Finally the statues all over are of the worst possible common stonemasons’ yard species, and look pinned on for show."
John Ruskin.

One man's meat.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Feb 2020 10:36PM
Live chant must have been very beautiful as you listened!
mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
4 Feb 2020 11:44PM
This is a beautiful image of inside the Cathedral with priests in white against the darker background really stand out. The candlestick on the left fills in a blank space and the background also is interesting. Yes, very well captured.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 11:54PM
Excellent image and visual Ollie...
Isabel GrinGrin
5 Feb 2020 12:50AM
A beautiful interior image of this religious ceremony and an interesting bit of history.
5 Feb 2020 7:22AM
A wonderful addition to this intriguing series, Oliver.

woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2020 7:54AM
The higher the vault of the church, the closer to God the singing would reach. Gregorian chant was intended to soar into the heights - we can't even see the roof of the cathedral, it is so very high. The gigantic proportions of the building are demonstrated by the size of the clergy below.
A wonderful record of the event; I can understand how it must have affected you.
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2020 8:24AM
A shot with emotion.Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
5 Feb 2020 12:43PM
Another fine capture in this series, Oliver, and looking good here in colour 👍
Trev 😀
5 Feb 2020 3:24PM
Beautiful in colour.

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