Friday, December 4, 2015

Berlin Dome

This is a study of details in the dome of Berlin Cathedral, a late 19th-early 20th century German pile that was built in the age of empires. It was designed to look like a Renaissance building and it does have the inspiration of earlier heroic edifices like St. Peter's dome in Rome. It also resembles Renaissance theater sets as there has always been a connection between imperial politics and theater. This building was severely damaged during World War II but is still standing, unlike the empires which built it.

Brown ink with a bit of Photoshoppery, about 4" x 3 1/2", December 4, 2015.

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