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Roman Art

(500 b.c.– a.d. 476)


Combination of Etruscan, Greek, and Egyptian art

IMPORTANT EVENTS: Julius Caesar was assassinated,


Augustus was proclaimed Emperor Diocletian splits
Empire,
Roman realism: practical and down to earth; the Rome falls
arch
Roman drew heavily from
Greeks; now, what are the
difference of the art of Greeks
and Romans? ROMANS prefer the more realistic
outlook of a person; they have this
preference for realistic portraiture.
Colosseum
Largest amphitheater that features and advance
drainage system , underground tunnels and rooms, it has
80 entrances, and it could fit 50,000 spectators
It showcases the 3 styles of column: Doric,
Ionic, Corinthian
Events: Gladiatorial combats, wild animal hunts,
executions, and ship naval battles.

Romans were prolific architects, the first


concrete revolution had occurred in Rome.
trajan's column
Dedicated to Emperor Trajan
in honor of his victory over
Romania
Early practice of
architectural design and
engineering.
Iconographic scheme of the
column depicts major
events of Trajan’s wars.
augustus of
primaporta
The statue foretells the 200-
year period of peace that
Augustus initiated, called the
Pax Romana.

Portrays youthful and


flawless Augustus;
symbolizes perfection

it expresses Augustus’
connection to the past, his
role as a military victor, his
connection to the gods, and
his role as the bringer of the
Roman Peace.
pantheon
From the reign of Trajan to (completed in 125
AD) by Emperor Hadrian, which he used to
held the Roman Senate

The building consists of two principal parts -


the porch, which is very Classical Greek in
presentation & the circular main building
which is much more Roman in style and
reminiscent of the architecture of the large
Roman baths.
The INTERIOR’s main attraction is the
opening circle in the dome—Oculus,
which is 8.8 in diameter; illuminated the
marble interior of the Pantheon.