“I shall define beauty to be a harmony of all the parts…fitted together with such proportion and connection, that nothing could be added, diminished or altered, but for the worse.”
– Leon Battista Alberti
Over the past few months, I have been studying variations of the Classical Orders. Below are several pen and watercolor renderings of column capitals that I have produced as a result.
(Roman Doric Order after Vignola)
(Greek Ionic Order from the British Museum, London, England)
(Roman Corinthian Order from the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Rome, Italy)