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Basilica Julia: Detail

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17″ W x 11″ H (43.18 cm W x 27.94 cm H)
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Order Number: 01200T

24″ W x 17″ H (27.94 cm W x 43.18 cm H)
Price: $65 US + shipping and handling
Order Number: 01200L

36″ W x 24″ H (91.44 cm W x 60.96 cm H)
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44″ W x 32″ H (111.76 cm W x 81.28 cm H)
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Order Number: 01200XXL

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Description

This image is a detail from the Basilica Julia. The focus is on the second story, with its engaged Ionic columns. The balustrade follows the typical Roman grill pattern. The insides of the arches are decorated with rosettes. The floor above is supported by groin vaults (also sometimes known as double barrel vaults or cross vaults) which are produced by the intersection at right angles of two barrel vaults. The architrave is complex, with repeating egg and dart design, growing larger with each layer. The façade is made of cream-colored marble. The basilica was initiated by Julius Caesar just two years before his death in 46 BC and completed by Octavian. The building burned down shortly after it was completed. Octavian had it rebuilt and rededicated in the name of his nephews in 12 AD. The building had three stories with engaged columns; Doric columns on the first floor, Ionic columns on the second floor and Corinthian columns on the third floor (not visible here). The first two floors were supported by 17 arches on the long sides and seven arches on the short sides. The interior of the building was divided lengthwise into three segments; a main hall (nave) flanked on either side by allae (narrower halls). The main hall was used as a law court. There was probably a tribunal on one end.

This work was executed as a 3-D graphic using Sketchup, Modo, Zbrush, Octane Render software by Sebastian Michalski. Architectural elements (Corinthian columns) were based on the work of Andrea Palladio, found in his book “I Quattro Libri Dell’Architectura” Book I, chapter XVII-the Corinthian Order, reprint 1760.

About The Artist, Sebastian Michalski

Sebastian Michalski is an econometrician, programmer, 3-D graphics and web designer as well as an entrepreneur. Sebastian interned at McCann-Erickson, Torre Lazur, Thunderhouse, digital advertising agency in the United States for two summers. He studied at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Faculty of Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems. He worked at the Institute of Econometrics, specializing in high frequency data analysis, optimization, computer programming for Monte Carlo simulations. He taught econometrics, mathematical programming and forecasting. Sebastian published a paper on Statistical Mechanics and its Applications in Elsevier Science. He won a 1st degree award from the Chancellor of SGH (for Publishing in Polish Scientific Publishers, PWN). He then worked for the National Bank of Poland, where as an analyst and programmer, his work earned 3 prizes, one of them from Professor Leszek Balcerowicz. Balcerowicz was a former Chairman of the Bank, a former Finance Minister and a Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Tadeusz Mazowiecki. After the fall of Communism, Balcerowicz guided Poland from a centralized planning to a free market economy. It was his shock therapy that was responsible for setting the Polish economy on the path to steady growth even during the economic recession of 2008-9. Poland is now one of the fastest growing economies in the EU.

In 2017, Sebastian prototyped and produced world’s first fully water-cooled workstation with 11 graphics cards. He then founded WS.COMPUTER, a designer and producer of heavy-duty highend GPU rendering workstations. WS.COMPUTER has some of the world’s most famous CG artists as clients. Sebastian Michalski’s name and his machines are recognized worldwide among CG designers.

Sebastian also has a strong interest in classical architecture, 3D modelling and graphic arts. He is the developer of many of the Pro Romanis architectural visuals as well as the programmer and web designer of the Pro Romanis web site and of the Pro Romanis Store (www.proromanis.store).