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Pozdnyakova Marina

Characteristic features of spatial and planning of french churches in the late gothic period with the church of Saints Peter and Paul at Le Neubure


Pozdnyakova Marina (2020) "Characteristic features of spatial and planning of french churches in the late gothic period with the church of Saints Peter and Paul at Le Neubure ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia V : Voprosi istorii i teorii hristianskogo iskusstva, 2020, vol. 37, pp. 28-45 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturV202037.28-45

Abstract

This article analyses the architectural arrangement of the late Gothic church of Saints Peter and Paul at Le Neubure, Normandy, of the 15th — fi rst half of the 16th centuries. Due to its remoteness from large cities of Normandy, this church has only been a subject of local historical studies, but has not been a topic of art history. French late Gothic art still remains to be studied as an epoch in the history of art rather than a final stage of Gothic architectural development. For this reason, a study and publication of this church is necessary. The spatial and planning solutions of the church of Saints Peter and Paul at Le Neubure are extremely complicated, which makes this church unique. Distinctive features of this church include the apse pier on the main axis, smaller ambulatory, lack of ring of chapels, absence of a transept. The article looks at other churches of Normandy (Saint-Maclou at Rouen, Notre-Dame at Caudebec-en- Caux, Saint-Pierre at Caen) as well as at French churches (Saint-Severin in Paris) of the late Gothic period as analogies. It is shown that these changes are not accidental; they are characteristic of the search for new spacial solutions in the Gothic architecture of the relevant period. One can argue in favour of a signifi cant transformation of the older principles of constructiong the eastern part of the church in the late Gothic period.

Keywords

late Gothic art, Gothic architecture, Gothic system, church of Saints Peter and Paul at Le Neubure, apse, ambulatory, formal analysis

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Information about the author

Pozdnyakova Marina


Student status: Graduate student;
Place of study: Lomonosov Moscow State University; 1 Leninskie gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation; Institute of Th eory of Architecture and Urban Planning, 9 Dushinskaia Str., Moscow, 111024, Russian Federation;
Post: Research fellow;
ORCID: 0000-0002-3164-009X;
Email: marinapozd24@gmail.com.