Composition No.4: A diagonal line & two circles

History of Art by its Monuments by J.B.L G Seroux d’Agincourt, translated from the French. Vol. I - Architecture. Longman; 1847.
168 x 117 cm

Composition No.4 is led by the lines that mark the evolution of architecture. The folds of the central diagonal ripple through time, with ancient capitals and pillars leading up to the domes of Italy. The book’s flat and meticulous etchings are pulled out from the page to be three-dimensional, the walls of buildings made multi-faceted through osculating angles. As a percentage represents a piece of a whole, Francisca gathers details of different buildings and runs their lines into one another, creating a structure that enables these architectural elements rise as one.


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