02b-portrait sculpture - PORTRAIT SCULPTURE terms:...

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Brutus  (ancestor of assassin of JC) Rome, c. 300 BCE Bronze with painted ivory 1’½” h. Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome PORTRAIT  SCULPTURE terms:  portrait bust portrait head gravitas
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Roman Portrait Sculpture --celebrates noble ancestors --realism: remember people as they were:     character Virtus : (from “ vir ” = man):  manliness strength in adversity honor Pietas : duty:  to gods to state to family
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Classical Greek art:  naturalistic but idealized Hellenistic art:  naturalistic but idealized Roman art: portraiture: very, very naturalistic, not at all idealized
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             c. 150 BCE “He is then buried with the usual rites; and  afterwards an image, which both in features  and complexion expresses an exact  resemblance of his face, is set up in the most  conspicuous part of the house, enclosed in a  shrine of wood. Upon solemn festivals, these  images are uncovered, and adorned with the  greatest care.” --Polybius,  The Rise of the Roman Empire
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