Themes in Art


A row of columns designed to support a roof, an entablature (lintel), or arcade of contiguous arches. Very popular in Ancient Greece and Rome, where perennially fantastic weather makes windows and doors a lot less essential. Since many ancient colonnades have long ago lost their roofs, they are often found by themselves, demarking a space open to the sky.

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Ashoka Pillar, Classical India

Ashoka Pillar 268BCE

National Capitol Columns, Neoclassicism

National Capitol Columns 1828

St. Peter's Square, Gian Lorenzo Bernini

St. Peter's Square Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1675

Trajan's Column, Ancient Rome

Trajan's Column 107 – 113CE

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Abstract Figures, Themes in Art

Abstract Figures

Hinting at the human form

Autobiographies, Themes in Art


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Beauty, Themes in Art


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