Saturday, October 10, 2009

Garden of Villa di Diomede

The peristyle garden of Villa di Diomede. Notice the columns, how they are smooth and painted red at the bottom while the upper part is painted white, fluted. This is a Greek concept from the beginning, the smoothing of the lower part was due to the flutes being struck of by mistake when people walked into the columns. Making the lower part smooth was a practical solution.

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