Architectural Motifs

Architectural motifs are structural or decorative designs and repeating patterns found in the construction of buildings. In music, a motif is a short melodic phrase that reoccurs throughout a song. In works of art, a motif is a noticeable element that appears throughout the work. An architectural motif can be found in the details, or …

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Patterns in Art

Patterns in Art is a new book (2019) by Francesca Leoneschi, subtitled: A Closer Look at the Old Masters. Francesca and her collaborators look closely at the details of famous paintings by the “old masters”. They focus on the beautiful patterns in the fabric and floor tiles found in these paintings. Let’s take a closer …

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