Saturday, May 2, 2009
light in gothic architecture
Light in Gothic art was very important for one main reason: no electricity. Churches and other buildings only had the lighting of the sun and candles. It's difficult to put a ton of candles in a building and be able to keep them all lit. High ceilings and large amounts of windows created well lit buildings. The stained glass windows also had an awesome affect when the sun shown through them onto the people and the churches. The more windows there were, the more places there were to put stained glass art.