Acanthus Leaves Wallpaper Patterns

Acanthus is a plant, indigenous to middle Europe, the leaf of which has served in all ages as an ornament or for ornamentation. The acanthus appears for the first time in the arts in ancient Greece. It was chosen for decorative purposes because of the beauty of its leaves, as well as for its abundance on Greek soil. At first, it was taken directly from nature. Greek sculpture rendered it with truthful expression, showing the character, texture and model of the leaf. During the 5th century BC, the acanthus ornament took an important place, especially in architecture, and was the principal ornament of the Corinthian capital. Modern versions of this same design element are still very common, the term "acanthus" now being defined as any leafy ornament bearing a stylized resemblance to the original interpretation of this plant in ancient Greek art. Today, most classical inspired architectural ornaments are still of this type. Indulge your creative side and add a Corinthian flair to your site. These acanthus leaf designs cannot be found anywhere else on the Internet in this format. Click to view  borders based on the acanthus leaf design.

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