Monday, March 19, 2012

The Foot of the Capitoline Hill

So the other aspect of drawing that I'd been neglecting was architecture.  I admire good architecture, but I'll admit to not being all that geared up to draw it.  So, to tie it into things I have been interested in lately, I decided to draw Roman/Roman era ruins.  We kick off the week with the remains of the Temple of Saturn in Rome proper.  Traditionally believed to have been built around 497 BC in the early days of Rome, the temple was destroyed and rebuilt twice.  As Saturn was associated with wealth, for many years, the Temple held Rome's gold and silver reserves.  The front portico, as picture above, is all that remains standing today.

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