Aedicule


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Aedicule

A canopied niche flanked by colonnettes, intended as a shelter for a statue or a shrine; a door or window framed by columns or pilasters and crowned with a pediment.
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But several occasions exist in fourteenth-century Italian monumental art where an arcuated aedicule must be interpreted in a fully three-fold manner, as marking a tomb, an altar, and a throne simultaneously.
I have therefore focussed, in some detail, on the theoretical aspects treated in the book--the aedicule and its emanatory movement--and left comments on the author's temple categories, ornamental terminologies, and dating to architectural historians.
Commencing again with reflections in figural art, the second type of narratives from the dugento and trecento commonly set within or before an arched or domical aedicule comprises depictions of events taking place at an altar.
Considered as a whole, the Shepherds' Monument is an unsatisfactory composition of poorly integrated parts, consisting of a Greek Doric aedicule, almost certainly by James 'Athenian' Stuart; a rustic stone arch imitating rough-hewn wood, adapted from a design by Thomas Wright for an 'Arbour of the Cave or Cabin Kind'; and Scheemakers's relief in a marble frame designed by Smart, set on a classical pedestal containing the tablet of cryptic letters.
In 1731 it was decided that oval niches for busts would be put on either side of each aedicule, and after 1780 these began to be filled with busts of artists not buried in the church.
In the middle is a small glass aedicule containing the pool for water-play.
The central aedicule in the pediment was to have taken one of the fifty statues of Queen Anne ordered by the commission, but cancelled on 29 June 1714 (not, as here, after the queen's death), in favour of a single statue in the Strand.
This 14,000-square-meter site in urban areas has been disused for 30 years, and still contains about 7 large tanks partly buried, 4 buildings in ruins from 100 to 180m 2 and 3 aedicules.
Emma Wood and Lizzie Smith's brilliant idea was inspired by a combination of folding religious icons and Brutalist architecture: stiff cardboard panels have been joined by hinges to create little aedicules, forming hollowed out spaces that invite the viewer to peer inside.
Instead of columns they paint fluted stems with oddly shaped leaves and volutes, and instead of pediments arabesques, the same with candelabra and painted aedicules, on the pediments of which grow dainty flowers unrolling out of roots and topped without rhyme or reason, by figurines.
The static aedicules of Stansted are unnecessary in the single sweep of space.