The 500-Euro banknote exhibits arrangements from contemporary 20th-century architecture. The term modern architecture is applied loosely being that buildings have exhibited various styles since the late 19th century. These structures focus on current construction methods and usually comprise of Streamline Moderne, Organic Architecture, International Style, Contemporary Style, Bauhaus, Art Moderne and Art Deco.
The architectural design on this note is drawn from Glass and Iron architecture.
Rococo and Baroque architecture rules the design on this banknote. Baroque architecture first emerged late in the 16th century and it was categorised by novel considerations of dramatic intensity, shadow, light, and form. Rococo came about with the increasing usage of playfulness, flamboyance and extravagance as opposed to the symmetry used by Baroque artists.
The Renaissance Periodical architecture was typically found between early 15th and 17th centuries in varying European regions. It is a demonstration of the conscious development and revival of specific elements of material culture as well as ancient Roman and Greek thought. First developed in Florence and with Filippo Brunelleschi as one of its recognised innovators, the style spread like wildfire to other major Italian cities.
Gothic style is illustrated on this denomination as it prospered during the late and high medieval period. During this time, Gothic Architecture was known as Opus Francigenum or the French Style while the term ‘Gothic’ first emerged during later years of the Renaissance period.
You will find a touch of Romanesque architectural style on this banknote characterised by semi-circular arches that originally dominated Medieval Europe. In England, this style is commonly known as Norman Architecture.
Finally, the Hellenic style of the 5-Euro banknote is partly derived from classic Roman and Greek architectural design. This definitive approach is also reinforced by the sophisticated architectural practice of Europe’s Renaissance era.
We hope you have enjoyed reading the latest blog from Doorsan, The Luxury Door Manufacturer. I’m sure you will also agree, the subtle architectural designs that can be found in euro banknotes are as fascinating as they are remarkable.
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Written and published by, Hannah King