Column With Doric Capital () by Greek Art

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TitleColumn With Doric Capital
ArtistGreek Art

About Column With Doric Capital

The Doric order is one of the three Classical orders of architecture used in Greek art. It is characterized by its simplicity and lack of ornamentation compared to the more detailed Ionic and Corinthian orders. The Doric column has a plain design without a base, resting directly on the stylobate or platform.

The columns have sculpted shafts with shallow, concave curves called flutes that help emphasize their height. The top part of the Doric column is called the capital, which is smooth and round with a simple flare attached to a slab that connects it to the entablature above. This slender profile gives Doric columns an unmistakable elegance that captures attention.

Doric designs developed in western Dorian Greece in roughly sixth century BC and are known for their use of permanent materials like stone in construction. The Parthenon temple atop Athens’ Acropolis (447-438 BCE) represents the peak development of this order with beautifully designed proportions among other elements capturing centuries-old architectural technology.

In summary, the Column With Doric Capital is one element of Greek Art characterized by its simpleness when compared to other ancient architecture forms like Ionic or Corinthian Order Columns as seen in edifices such as The Parthenon temple atop Athens’ Acropolis showcasing this style’s beauty at its best estimation capturing architectural science from centuries ago using permanent materials such as stone in construction amongst others alike creating memorable impressions towards visitors for years intervening thereafter.

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