Re: What is Gothic to you?
Posted by Avell on 7/27/2011, 2:08 pm, in reply to "What is Gothic to you?"
Exactly, it's much deeper than that.
The architectural buildings that was built in representation of the Gothic Culture was gigantic stone structures that rose upward in the praise and worship of "God". Gothic is not a way to go against our everyday society. Even though, it is roughly used within metal, Wicca practices, and other negative things, it's used as a contradict to itself. In fact, Gothic was used as a superior architecture in the 18th century that was itself regarded as crude and primitive in contrast to the beauty, symmetry, and formality of classical (Ancient Greek) architecture, and which was intended to create feelings of awe and powerful, almost mystical emotional responses in those who ventured into Gothic buildings, which typically were cathedrals and churches. In other words, it was an architectural and engineering achievement.
The term Gothic morphed into a genre of literature during the renaissance that had elements of horror. To be honest, Gothic is a wave of free expression in the beauty of literature, art, and being who you are. But it's not all about music, the fashion statement, and wearing bloody makeup. If people knew the real meaning, many goths would not have to deal with the idiots of the media and basically every day society.
: What does being "Gothic" mean to
: you? Meaning how does it define who you are,
: if at all? It Gothic just black eyeliner
: from MAC and White facemakeup or is it
: deeper than that. Please share with
: me.....Many Blessings to you..