Greece, architecture was filled with covered passages that were open at
one side, such as a portico or a colonnade. These passages are also
known as a gallery. Facing into a structure, a gallery may
either be set into the thickness of a wall at ground level or be elevated
and supported on columns or corbels. It would function as a communicating
passage. Galleries appear as long, narrow rooms in substantial Renaissance
houses and palaces, where they were used as promenades and to exhibit art.
In Elizabethan and Jacobean houses these were called long galleries. The
modern term art gallery is derived from this usage.
In Elysium Gates you will
find this area filled with members who are artisans. Fine art, graphics,
crafts, jewelry design, architects and fashion design to mention but a
few. Be sure to visit this area as it offers a feast for the visual senses.
Visit this great member!
Art & More by Phillip Robbins
When a new resident is
accepted for membership, they will receive their space in one of several
areas. These areas are divided by site content and may be specifically
requested by the prospective member but are usually assigned by the Elysium
Gates Staff based on subject matter. Note that we do support domain names