Monday, April 11, 2011

Lovely acanthus

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we must have something in common with millenia of occidental eyes if the acanthus--a favorite of ancient Greeks and Romans--still fascinates....More...

Here's a marvelous snippet of an architectural decoration on via Meravigli in downtown Milan. The structure dates to the late 19th-early 20th century development of the area, when Italy was recovering in vigorous spurts from a near financial collapse around 1883, not so many years after the Unification of apt topic this year during which we celebrate its 150th anniversary.

I snapped this photo with you in mind on the 31st of December, 2010, at around 1:30 P.M.

If you are interested in the diagram of it for a needlepoint, or cross-stitch, design, you may see my blog "Ars acupicturae stellae - Star's Needlepoint Art":

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