Sculpture And Architecture Essay

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Sculpture and Architecture have represented cultures for thousands of years, all the way back to the paleolithic era, and are still used in today’s culture. Sculpture and Architecture are used in so many different ways, for example to honor leaders, as religious symbols, decoration, and artistic expression just to name a few. They are also landmarks that help us remember the past and works of art that we can admire in the present. Today I will be exploring the similarities and differences between historic and modern sculptures, architectural features, and relief sculptures.
Merriam-Webster defines sculpture as, “a piece of art that is made by carving or molding clay, stone, metal, etc.”. This style of artwork has been used for thousands of
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Take for example ancient temples of the sumerians, egyptians, and americans, or the columns of ancient greece. I will be comparing these greek columns with the columns of today. According to the greeks there are three orders of columns, Doric, Corinthian, and Ionic. “The Classical Greek orders became the basic design elements for architecture from ancient Greek times to the present day”(Sayre,54). I will be comparing Corinthian capital from the tholos at Epidaurus (Sayre, 55) with a modern Doric column found at Vines Botanical Garden. The ancient corinthian is heavily detailed with many leaves and frills which is typical of the elaborate corinthian column. This is a smaller column that was most likely used as decoration in the home of a rich grecian or in a government building. In comparison, the modern Doric column is lacking in detail. It is a solid structure with no decoration, save for slight embellishment at the top. This modern column’s purpose is to be a reminder of it ancient greek ancestors and be a sort of nostalgic decoration. Both of these stunning columns pay tribute to the architectural style of ancient

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