The pieces of Croatian Pre-Romanesque ecclesiastic architecture, beautiful little churches, appeared at the end of eight and the dawn of ninth century. Numerous and diverse, they have been continued in a range of three hundred years during 9th, 10th and 11th century.
In the beginning of twelfth century new forms and shapes were established. The term Pre-Romanesque ("before something clearly determined") is telling us that the period of strictly profiled shapes is gone, and a new period cannot be perceived.
Dimensions of most of these churches, we can freely say, are humbly... In fact, you could place them inside a one larger contemporary living room, with some exceptions, of course.
So, this unpretentiousness (in size, not in variety of shapes)
and their unreachable charming beauty, is exactly what turned me on to say something about them. It is not my intention to teach you this material in detail, or to explain churches' morphological, architectural and aesthetic characteristics. It will be my pleasure to let the profession to deal with it. What I want to do is to offer you a gallery of photos that show a diversity of forms and shapes.
And, at the end, I shall proudly show you the result of my spellbound-like avocation: proportionally small churches made of stone, according to original schemes, scale drawings and design.
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