Related Objects
Current Location:
The Seymour & Esther Padnos Hall of Science -> 3rd Floor (PAD)
Location Notes:
PAD; 3rd fl., Rt.of Rm. 308.

Architectural Capital

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.154.1
Artist:
Rosemary Ellis
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 48 in Width: 48 in
Description:
Close-up view of the capitol of a column. Very elaborate in detail with reds, whites and brown.
Historical Context:
Architectural Capital has the same overall precision of detail and photographic rendering as paintings associated with what is known as Photo-realism. Moreover, the rich brown tonality mimics the warm sepia tones of many nineteenth century photographs. The capital itself, a variant of the Corinthian style with its sweeping volutes and acanthus leaf ornamentation, is carved in as meticulous a manner as the painter's meticulous handling of paint. Furthermore, the artist has carefully controlled and minimized the presence of the brush, making the image here a function of drawing, a classical concept of painting.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Architecture