This lesson discusses the sense of artistic space and technical innovations used in the construction of the Pantheon.
Image of the Pantheon, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pantheon_rome_2005may.jpg; Image of Vertical Panorama of Pantheon, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pantheon-Sta-01.jpg ; Image of Interior of Pantheon, Photo by Stefan Bauer, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pantheon_floor_drainage.jpg; Image of Dome of Pantheon, Image by Matthias Kabel, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pantheon_cupola.jpg
Square-shaped elements in the surface of a ceiling or dome, with both a decorative and practical function of lightening the weight.
An “eye” or round hole in the top of a dome that lightens its weight and allows natural light to come in.
A vaulted roof element, having a rounded, semicircular or elliptical shape.
Rose-shaped elements, often in the middle of coffers.
A cylindrical stone that forms part of a column.
The most recent of the three classical orders of column and also the most refined and decorative, marked by acanthus leaf decorations at the capital.