What is the identity of a leafy design that is common in ancient architecture?

When you look at overseas ancient architecture with paintings and photographs, I notice that there is a design similar to the decoration of pillars and ceilings. Vox by overseas media explains in the movie about what is the identity of the characteristic pattern like that leaf and why many designs similar in ancient architecture are used.

Why old buildings use the same leaf design

The top of the pillar is shaped like a jagged leaf, it can be seen many in the existing ancient architecture.

In the United States CapitolPorticoYou can also see the same design.

As you approach, you can see that it is shaped like a leaf. this isAcanthusIt is a leaf.

The design of pillars of ancient architecture varies.

The key to the design of the pillar is the part of the top called "stigma".

Simple design "DORIC"

"IONIC" featuring a spiral design

And the pattern of leaves "CORINTHIAN (Corinthian formula)"

"CONPOSITE" is similar to the Corinthian style, but a spiral pattern has been added to the design of the leaves.

In the old days these designs were mixed, but in the course of a century of change, only Corinth style pillars remained unchanged.

The Corinth style pillar remained for a long time is in the sturdiness of the leaves of the acanthus which is the source of the design.

Even if I say Corinthian style in person, there are various variations. But all these different designs reflect the ruggedness of acanthus leaves. As a result of this sophistication of this design, it became stronger to keep standing unchanged in history transition.

Rather than being used more often in architecture because the Corinthian style is strong, "Because the Corinthian expression is strong, things that were built ancient remained unchanged". The strength of the pillars derived from the strength of the leaves shows the strength of the culture that continues from ancient times to the present age.

in Video,   Design,   Art, Posted by log1e_dh