This study focuses one of the most puzzling works of art made in Palermo at the end of the medieval age: the tree of life, a rich geometrical decoration with animal and human figures in the southern porch of the Cathedral of Palermo. Topographic and SfM photogrammetric methods produced a detailed orthophoto of the porch. Images collected during restoration have been rectified and superimposed to the orthophoto. The geometrical analysis of the decorative patterns reveals a complex design and meaningful links between the decoration and the general architectural layout of the porch.
|Title of host publication||Le ragioni del disegno : pensiero, forma e modello nella gestione della complessità The reasons of drawing : thought, shape and model in the complexity management|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|