The Symbolic Meaning of Architectural elements in Painting

Open Doors - divine entrance to a heavenly realm

Closed Door - signifies heaven is closed to heritics.

Locked Door - symbolizes eternal life closed to hertics.

Arch way - entrance to eternal life.

Single Pillar - A symbol of self-sacrifice.

Stone Urn -  symbolic of the resurrection.

Closed Drapes -  is used as a symbol of penitence and modesty.

Broken and crumbling masonry denotes a corrupted soul, decay, death, motality, the enventuality of death.


The Meaning of Sacred Symbols in  Paintings. Most prominently featured  symbols and their meaning:



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