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Roman Art
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The Roman World: Empire and Hegemony
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The Republic
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Architecture Eclectic, innovative, practical
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Origins: the Italic traditions, the Greeks, the Phoenicians… Left: Temple of Portunus (75 BCE) Right: Temple of Victory on Acropolis (424 BCE)
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Cf. and contrast!
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Portraiture: veristic style >verus: true Extreme attention to reality, emphasizes individual characteristics
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Empire Octavian becomes Augustus Caesar in 27 BCE “primus inter pares”
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Cf. and Contrast
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Augustus Prima Porta (ca 20 BCE): Adlocutio
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Adlocutio : formal speech given by the military leader to his troops ( President Bush on USS Abrahm Lincoln, May 1, 2003)
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visual rhetoric of power
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Vespasian (Flavian Dynasty): 69-79 CE
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Empire: Public Monuments
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Unformatted text preview: Augustus: Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace) 13-9 BCE Ara Pacis: Tellus? A political statement in visual form Arch of Titus (c. 81 CE) Arch: typical roman form celebrates triumph of Titus against Jews (81 CE) Triumph of Titus (conquest of Jerusalem in 70 CE) Cf. and contrast Forum of Trajan Basilica Ulpia An epic in images: Column of Trajan (detail: the crossing of the Danube) Pantheon (118-25 CE) Hadrian (the philhellene emperor) Antinoos (marble statue from Delphi) Octastyle faade (cf. Parthenon), round, domed cella Interior: opulence, hidden structure, lightness Pantheon: sections the triumph of concrete: a new conception of interior space...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2010 for the course ARH 302 taught by Professor Dontremember during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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