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03/27/08 Next Tuesday (April 1), we will review the midterm exam. Roman Sculptures (for images mentioned in class, see Arstor “Roman” and “Roman sculpture” folders ) Emperor Titus ca. 79081 A.D. Roman contrapposto clothed or armored(as opposed to Greek sculptures’ nudity). – the social status and power of described figures: focus on technique not on originality Roman sculptures inherited Greek sculpture’s styles; a lot of Roman copies of Greek original. nonetheless, the ideology attached to Roman sculptures was dramatically different from Greek ones. Roman sculptures tend to have more social functions-propagandistic tool for the Empire, while Greek ones tend to celebrate aesthetic bodies only or meditations on bodies themselves. (Say, Greek sculptures are oftentimes in public display for their aesthetic values; Roman sculptures are often displayed indoors to honor their owners.) Roman statues as Ancestral portraits Roman ideologies: gravitas (gravity), constantia
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