Line and Symmetry - Architecture

As my first degree in a previous college, Architecture has always influenced me. I found a fascination in architecture.Even though I didn't like the rules of architecture, I see why they were implemented; for the safety of people.

Reception honouring Queen Elizabeth II of England, Fonds de l’agence d’architecture de Versailles, 1957/1957, From the collection of: Palace of Versailles
My fascination with Architecture doesn't revolve around the modern times, although beautiful, I find that the history of Architecture is more fascinating and captivating than today's modernized style.
Castillo Marroquín: An Informal Study of the Hybrid Architecture, Vol. 1-The Narco -Architecture and its Contributions to the Community-Cali-Bogotá, Colombia, Luis Molina-Pantin, 2004/2005, From the collection of: Museum of Latin American Art
One of my fascinations in Architecture are castles. It mystifies me at how detailed, aligned, and perfect these buildings were made with less technology and machines.
Architectural Capriccio, Canaletto, 17th century, From the collection of: The Morgan Library & Museum
The olden times, such a great age to live in to witness the history of architecture. Artists that have the eye to recreate architecture in their drawings and paintings are both keen in detail and perspective.
Architectural model of the Dom Tower in Utrecht, L.M. Koentz, 1838 - 1840, From the collection of: Centraal Museum
Creating models in arch is always the best way to further the concept process. The use of line and symmetry here just proves the intricacy and complexity that these history hold.
An architectural capriccio, Francesco GUARDI, 18th century, From the collection of: Art Gallery of South Australia
Arches are a great way to show symmetry besides line in Architecture. As a viewer, we are fascinated at how these came into invention. How can such organic shape prove to be design worthy?
Temple of Thought, Dedicated to Beethoven, under construction, François Garas, 1897 - 1914, From the collection of: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Although a piece that is fantasy, the design of this castle/building is just amazing. It doesn't show symmetry as perfectly as others, but it shows form and it greatly represents the title.
Interior of the Pantheon, Rome, Giovanni Paolo Panini, c. 1734, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Domes or the olden times have never ceased to amaze me. Especially ones that have design in them. The amount of detail that was put here was enough, but to even have them symmetrical is just skill.
High Street, Oxford, Thomas Malton the Younger, 1748–1804, British, between 1798 and 1799, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
This painting, besides the perfect detail, symmetry and line, shows a great example of a one point perspective. It definitely adds to the impact of this painting. It draws your eyes in.
View of Church Interior, Charles Michel-Ange Challe, 1742–46, From the collection of: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Here is another art work that shows great symmetry and line. The viewer's focus is just being led all over the piece and it never lets go until you reach the other side of the piece.
Perspective scenery, Diego de Siloé, Second third of 16th century, From the collection of: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona
A sketch that shows a great example of symmetry and line. For me, Architecture is all about the design. No matter how complex or simple, it will always amaze viewers at what an artist can do.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, John Inigo Richards RA, 1730/31?–1810, British, 1776, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
This painting is truly an amazing piece. There is an amazing example of atmospheric perspective in the castle in the back. And in the foreground you can see the detail of the wall.
Senza titolo, Giovanni Chiaramonte, 2002, From the collection of: MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
The closest we can get to a perfect replica of architecture is a photograph. I was also a photographer in the past and I marveled in architecture. This is a great example that shows line and symmetry.
Corso Sant'Anastasia, Verona, Richard Parkes Bonington, 1802–1828, British, 1828, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
This painting shows great color. Besides the line and one point perspective that is shown here, the addition of people and other designs such as the draperies add to the power of the painting.
A View of Trajan's Forum, Rome, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, 1793–1865, British, active in Italy (1816–30), 1821, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
This painting is a great example of all of the points that I have mentioned, it has line, symmetry, great colors and great textures. Architecture shows more than the artists skills.
Ca d'Oro, José Moreno Carbonero, ca. 1897, From the collection of: Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga
This painting is so vibrant, it just adds so much to the detail of the painting. The presence of line in this image is just magnificent.
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