Many buildings are depicted in the mosaic panels that enrich the churches built in Sicily in the XII century by the Norman kings. Such drawings display different views of the same building (plan, front, section) simply attached to each other, according to a common habit in the pre-renaissance drawing. Marble panels on the floor and on the lower end of the walls, as well as wooden decorations, display complex geometric patterns. This paper shows the first results of a research based on the assumption that geometric patterns could be used in the mosaic representation of buildings.The graphic analysis of a mosaic panel in the Palatine chapel of Palermo, depicting a pavilion covered by a dome, proposes a geometric pattern based on a square and an eight-pointed star.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Riflessioni : l'arte del disegno/il Disegno dell'Arte|
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|