Roman Art - Pax Romana: Altar of Peace festooned with...

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Imperial Roman Art Lauriating, laurel leaves gilded with gold leaf Arch of Titus: Roman Triumphal Arch Propoganda Vehicle of communication Commemotrates Emperor Titus’s victory over Jerusuelum Illusionism, Illusionistic technique: low relief figures in the background, high relief in the foreground Achieved through the variances/gradiates of relief SM: Triumphal Procession: Emperor returns to his capitol Quadrica, with the Emperor and his slave (“keep it up”) Would carry portable banner-paintings of the war, billboards Curved ground plane: atmospheric perspective Legion of Honor Spandral: female figures with triumph (NIKE) Ionic Column Frieze flanking the triumphal arch SM: a soldier’s sacrifice before a military campaign; here roman empror becomes a high priest; three animals (bull, sheep, and ) suove something A female figure of personification—plenty and prosperity: holds a cornucopia
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Unformatted text preview: Pax Romana: Altar of Peace festooned with garlands, all tied to the skulls of the animals; bringing the meat to the altar Augustus Caesar Prima Forte Represents the young augustus in his prime Commisioned by his second wife Stands in the Polykleitas spear bearer pose Raises his hand: silence, Im speaking Authorative The little baby: Eros (son of Aphrodite), riding a dolphin (Aphrodites chariot is drawn by dolphins) Points toward to Augustus Artist is trying to showing relationship between Augustus and Eror Descedent associated with the Gods POV: Romans are attempting to legitimaze the Roman rule Athanadoros, Hagesandros, and Polydoros of Rhodes, Laocon and his sons statue of sea serpents attacking Laocon and his two sons matches the account given only in the Aeneid...
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