Magh Ene College has a vibrant and busy Art department and Art, Craft and Design is a popular choice of subject among the students. The programme includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printing, project work,design, collage, ceramics, maskmaking, DIY craft Projects, 3D construction and Art history.
Through this website we hope to show the array of artistic talent of both our present and past pupils and the range of work that they are producing.
Please take down the following notes into your hardback copy on Thursday when you are off school- I will check this on Monday & we will have art history class as normal on Monday. Draw the cathedral after your notes please?
Dame, in Paris, France.
The cathedral was
completed in 1250 when Paris was developing as the main centre of political
power and commerce. No expense was
spared in creating a cathedral with impressive architectural features that would
surpass those of all the towns nearby, and the construction was supported and
encouraged by King Louis VII himself.
The aim of the Paris
builders was to push the limits of the new style beyond anything yet
attempted. The breadth of the vaults as
well as the height at Notre Dame was greater than anything seen thus far.
innovation was the combination of triangular ribs with subtle transverse
arches. The result of this technique was
an impressively wide interior, which can be seen from the doorway through to
the altar without interruption from supporting pillars and is as impressive
today as it was then.
The towers were
finished around 1245 and the cathedral was finally completed around 1345
During the reigns of
Louis XIV and Louis XV at the end of the 17th century, the cathedral
underwent major alterations, during which many tombs and stained glass windows
were destroyed. It also suffered during
the French revolution of 1793, when many of its sculptures and treasures were
destroyed or stolen.
who had declared the Empire on May 28, 1804, was crowned Emperor at Notre-Dame
on December 2, 1804.
The west front of the
cathedral is one of its most notable features, with its two 69-meter (228-feet)
tall towers. The South Tower
houses the cathedral's famous bell, "Emmanuel." The bell weighs 13
metric tons (over 28,000 pounds), its clapper alone weighs 500 kilograms. The
bell is Notre-Dame's oldest, having been recast in 1631.
The King's Gallery is a line
of statues of the 28 Kings of Judah and Israel, which was redesigned by
Viollet-le-Duc to replace the statues destroyed during the French Revolution.
The revolutionaries mistakenly believed the statues to be French kings instead
of biblical kings, so they decapitated them.
The three west portals of Notre
Dame Cathedral are magnificent examples of early Gothic art. Sculpted between
1200 and 1240, they depict scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary, the Last
Judgment, and scenes from the life of St. Anne (the Virgin Mary's mother). Many
of the statues, especially the larger ones, were destroyed in the Revolution
and remade in the 19th century.
The stained glass windows of
the Notre-Dame are very beautiful and a good part of them date from the 13th
century when the cathedral was constructed. In this author's opinion,
Notre-Dame's collection of stained glass is not as impressive as those at other
French cathedrals, such as Chartres
and in Paris the best place to enjoy an overall effect of stained glass is
probably not Notre Dame but Sainte-Chapelle.
DRAW the following into your hardback copies please?