Italy Gothic Architecture

Gothic Architecture in Italy, as with other European countries, adopted English styles of art. However; Italian artists created a few distinctive features in their work. Marble veneer was utilized on brick, which allowed architects to create alternating patterns and designs. Some arches were designed with an alternating black and white pattern, which appeared as a superficial segmentation.

 
Columns were fewer in use and often were placed widely apart. Windows were not as large when compared to other European countries, although the use of stained glass was often found. Figurative decorations were limited, if even used, and a more formal approach to design was adopted by artists. Decorations were kept quite simple and were minimalistic in approach. A clean, modern style was used by Italian Gothic architects. Byzantine and classical arts played more of an influential role. 
 
Trademark Buildings:
 
 Chiaravalle Abbey, Milan,Limbardy
 Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia), Veneto
 Doge's Palace, Venice 
 Orvieto Cathedral, Umbria 
Santa Maria Sopra, Minerva
Naples Cathedral, Campania
Casamari Abbey, Lazio
Fossanova Abbey, Lazio
Milan Cathedral, Milan
Camposanto, Tuscany
Florence Duomo, Tuscany
Lucca Cathedral (San Martino), Tuscany
Pisa Baptistery, Tuscany
Santa Croce, Tuscany
Siena Duomo (Siena Cathedral), Tuscany
Basilica di Santa Chiara, Umbria
Verona Cathedral, Veneto


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