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Garnet is a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. more..


Geison (often interchangeable with somewhat broader term Cornice) is an architectural term of relevance particularly to ancient Greek and Roman buildings, as well as archaeological publications of the same. more..


A gemstone, gem or also called precious or semi-precious stone is a highly attractive and valuable piece of mineral, which — when cut and polished — is used in jewelry or other adornments. more..


Gilding is the art of applying a thin layer of gold or something simulating gold to a surface. more..

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696 - March 27, 1770) more..

Gold leaf

Gold leaf is gold that is beaten into extremely thin sheets. more..

Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. more..

Gothic Revival architecture

The Gothic Revival was an architectural movement which originated in mid-18th century England. more..

Greco Deco

Greco deco is a term coined by art historian James Goode to describe a style of art and architecture popularized in the late 1920s and 1930s. more..

Greek temple

Greek temples differed from their Roman counterparts in that the colonnade formed a peristyle around the whole structure, rather than merely a porch at the front; and also in that the Greek temple was not raised above ground level on a high podium, but rather stairs on either end. more..


When used in conversation, grotesque commonly means strange, fantastic, ugly or bizarre, and thus is often used to describe weird shapes and distorted forms such as Halloween masks or gargoyles on churches. more..

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