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Example Question #1 : Analyzing Art
The drawing is a plan for a __________.
This drawing is a plan for the expansion of the Palace of Whitehall made in the early seventeenth century by Inigo Jones. The impressive scale and formal symmetry both give a sense of grandeur, while the many rooms and areas suggest a practical purpose and utility for many of the spaces in the building. This combination is only truly present in a royal palace that needs to both indicate the power of the monarch and the functioning of the government.
Image: Plan for A New Palace at Whitehall by Inigo Jones (1638). <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ingo_Jones_plan_for_a_new_palace_at_Whitehall_1638.jpg>