Her auburn curls were drawn up into a decorative band at the side of her head.
Occasionally the massive material is cut and polished for decorative purposes, though the application in this direction is far less extensive than that of malachite.
Cultivated by them as a decorative plant, in many forms, including dwarf forms not exceeding a foot in height.
Art was still by no means extinct, and its forms and decorative elements are simply later derivatives of the great palace style.
The manufacture, modelling and painting of faience objects, and the making of inlays in many materials were also familiar to Aegean craftsmen, who show in all their best work a strong sense of natural form and an appreciation of ideal balance and decorative effect, such as are seen in the best products of later Hellenic art.
The remains of a Byzantine façade now almost entirely built into a wall in the Rio di Ca' Foscari offer us excellent illustration of this decorative work.
- Venetian sculpture is for the most part ancillary to architecture; for example, Antonio Rizzo's "Adam" and "Eve" (1464), which face the giants'-staircase in the ducal palace, are parts of the decorative scheme; Sansovino's splendid monument to Tomaso Rangone is an essential feature of the facade of San Giuliano.
135), a beautiful inner court, and notable decorative features and embellishments, including bronze doors by D.
C. French, a statue of Sir Henry Vane by Macmonnies, a fine staircase in Siena marble, some characteristic decorative panels by Puvis de Chavannes (illustrating the history of science and literature), and other notable decorative paintings by John S.
The central tower and the south portal (13th century) are the chief features of its simple exterior; in the interior, the decorative work, notably the chapel-screens and some fine stained glass, is remarkable.
The town hall contains an interesting series of decorative panels by a modern artist, A.
The architect is said to have been a Coptic Christian who deprecated the destruction of ancient buildings to obtain columns and blocks of stone, and who undertook to design a mosque which should be built entirely in brick, which when coated with stucco and appropriate decorative designs would rival its predecessors.
The entire tusks are sometimes used for decorative purposes, and are of considerable, though fluctuating, value.
Both the roof and the walls are almost universally coated with stucco and covered with fresco paintings - in the earlier works merely decorative, in the later always symbolical or historical.
These paintings, it will be seen, are simply decorative, of the same style as the wall-paintings of the baths, and those of Pompeii.
Much pottery was found, including examples of a peculiar style, with decorative designs, mostly floral, and also considerable deposits of obsidian.
It forms one of the most decorative features of the synagogue, and of ten takes an architectural design, with columns, arches and a dome.
Decorative plating-work in several colours (e.g.
Cutting and engraving are mechanical processes for producing decorative effects by abrading the surface of the glass when cold.
They, at any rate, seem to have been the first to grasp the idea that a wine-glass is not merely a bowl, a stem and a foot, but that, whilst retaining simplicity of form, it may nevertheless possess decorative effect.
Their decorative cutting (Plate I.
The same process was used in producing large tablets, employed, no doubt, for various decorative purposes.
Engraved flowers, views and devices are often combined with decorative cutting.
He became the victim of a certain "earnest-frothy" speculator, who induced him to sell his little Lincolnshire estate at Grasby, and to invest the proceeds, with all his other money, and part of that of his brothers and sisters, in a "Patent Decorative Carving Company": in a few months the whole scheme collapsed, and Tennyson was left penniless.
It has been suggested that he deliberately eschewed chiaroscuro because his pictures, destined invariably to hang in an alcove, were required to be equally effective from every aspect and had also to form part of a decorative scheme.
It is in the realm of decorative art that the world has chiefly benefited by contact with Japan.