Beautiful Britain - Sir Christopher Wren's St Paul's Cathedral by Dennis Melling
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This is a digital painting of Sir Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral
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Artist: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd 1792-1864

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The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance style that represents England’s sober Baroque. Its impressive dome was inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It rises 365 feet (108 m) to the cross at its summit, making it a famous London landmark. Wren achieved a pleasing appearance by building three domes: the tall outer dome is non-structural but impressive to view, the lower inner dome provides an artistically balanced interior, and between the two is a structural cone that supports the apex structure and the outer dome. Wren was said to have been hauled up to the rafters in a basket during the building of its later stages to inspect progress.

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  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingabout 3 years ago

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  • This is a digital painting, using Gruppe_wc in DAP, of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
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    Artist: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. PD image: wikimedia commons. Information: wikipedia.
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    360º interior view
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    The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance style that represents England’s sober Baroque. Its impressive dome was inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It rises108m to the cross at its summit, making it a famous London landmark. Wren achieved a pleasing appearance by building three domes: the tall outer dome is non-structural but impressive to view, the lower inner dome provides an artistically balanced interior, and between the two is a structural cone that supports the apex structure and the outer dome. Wren was said to have been hauled up to the rafters in a basket during the building of its later stages to inspect progress.
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    The Whispering Gallery runs around the inside of the dome 30.2m above the cathedral floor. It is reached by 259 steps from ground level. It gets its name because, as with any dome, a whisper against its wall at any point is audible to a listener with an ear held to the wall at any other point around the gallery.

    – Dennis Melling

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous image Dennis Beautifully done

  • Something on the really grand scale this time Maggie :)
    Many thanks

    – Dennis Melling

  • suzannem73
    suzannem73about 3 years ago

    You and DAP have done a great job with this. Beautiful image. I have DAP, but I am not familiar with Gruppe.

  • Thank you Suzanne :)
    I have put away my pencils for a while and am discovering the depths of digital art :)
    Check out the DAP cafe for lots of AOPs

    – Dennis Melling

  • katekreations
    katekreationsalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations Featured 5th November 2011

  • Thank you very much Kate :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 1 year ago

    gorgeous

  • jessiejoe
    jessiejoe9 months ago

    A gorgeous image Dennis!!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala7 months ago

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    4/3/14 Outstanding work Dennis!

  • Thank you very much Leigh :)

    – Dennis Melling

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