Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Classical Capital Chronology; animated.GIF/Paris image

During a work trip to Paris, Champs Elysees recently I took the following photo:

…and extracted this attractive GIF element from the photo for decorative/graphic use:

Column_top_detail_linedrawingThis piqued my already strong interest in Capitals (Doric, Corinthian etc) and I found a lovely old image of Architectural masonry Capital design development through time on Wikipedia, image shown below:

wiki_original_GIFI then created an animated GIF showing Capital design progression over the years (if you have not tried before, there is a very good Photoshop based GIF creation tutorial here FYI). I really like animated GIF’s and think I will add a few more to the blog):


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