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Unformatted text preview: Ancient Roman Art: The Prize of Rome Created by the excellent minds of Bradley S. White and Nolan T. Dickson. No animals were harmed in the creation of this PowerPoint. Nudity of Roman Art Nudity was greatly used in Roman Art, and each sculpture had its own reason for it. Present day, many people may look at the nudity and find it in "bad taste." Nudity, however, portrays more that what meets the eye. There was meaning behind it that is often overlooked and not thought of. Venus: Goddess of Love Venus was the Roman goddess of Love and Beauty who was portrayed in many Roman works of art. She was the daughter of Jupiter and some of her lovers include Mars and Vulcan. Julius Caesar traced his roots as a descendant of Venus. She was depected nude because that was considered her natural state, as goddess of erotic beauty. From www.crystalinks.com/venustatue.jpg The Dying Gaul The picture depicts a Celt after the battle won by Attalos I of Pergamon. He had the sculpture created to celebrate his victory. This figure was likely nude because he either fought nude trusting only his natural protection, or it could be portraying the dignity of heroic nudity, which was often seen with Greek heroes. ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course MH 15539 taught by Professor Dickson during the Spring '10 term at Marshall.

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