The marble sculptures by British artist Matthew Simmonds aren’t your typical human forms popularized by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Instead, he carves detailed and solitary architectural interiors into a corner or side of a hunk of stone. Simmonds leaves the natural edges of the rocks juxtaposed with his small, finished spaces. He pays homage to sacred buildings like baroque basilicas and Ancient Roman Temples by depicting some of their defining features like domed-roofs and elaborate ...
Temple of Portunus, c. 75 BCE, Rome, Italy, In architecture, a pseudoperipteral building is one with free standing columns in the front, but the columns along the sides are engaged in the peripheral walls of the building. The ancient Romans favoured pseudoperipteral buildings, typically with a portico in front of engaged columns along the side and rear walls of the cella.