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The Evolution of Ornaments

The Evolution of Ornaments

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Published by Crisencio M. Paner
In architecture and decorative art, ornament is a decoration used to embellish parts of a building or object.

Architectural ornament can be carved from stone, wood or precious metals, formed with plaster or clay, or painted or impressed onto a surface as applied ornament.
In other applied arts the main material of the object, or a different one such as paint or vitreous enamel may be used.

A wide variety of decorative styles and motifs have been developed for architecture and the applied arts, including pottery, furniture, metalwork.
In textiles, wallpaper and other objects where the decoration may be the main justification for its existence, the terms pattern or design are more likely to be used.

In textiles, wallpaper and other objects where the decoration may be the main justification for its existence, the terms pattern or design are more likely to be used.

In architecture and decorative art, ornament is a decoration used to embellish parts of a building or object.

Architectural ornament can be carved from stone, wood or precious metals, formed with plaster or clay, or painted or impressed onto a surface as applied ornament.
In other applied arts the main material of the object, or a different one such as paint or vitreous enamel may be used.

A wide variety of decorative styles and motifs have been developed for architecture and the applied arts, including pottery, furniture, metalwork.
In textiles, wallpaper and other objects where the decoration may be the main justification for its existence, the terms pattern or design are more likely to be used.

In textiles, wallpaper and other objects where the decoration may be the main justification for its existence, the terms pattern or design are more likely to be used.

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Published by: Crisencio M. Paner on Jun 30, 2013
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THE EVOLUTION OF ORNAMENTS
Prof. Crisencio M. Paner, MSc.
 
WHAT IS AN ORNAMENT?
In architecture and decorative art,
ornament
 is a decoration used to embellish parts of abuilding or object.
Design of a classic ornament
 
 
WHAT IS AN ORNAMENT?
Large figurative elements such asmonumental sculpture and their equivalentsin decorative art are excluded from the term;most ornament does not include humanfigures, and if present they are smallcompared to the overall scale.
Rose wood carvings on ceiling, Hindu temple inHyderabad, India
 

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