Arh 3-5 - Arh 3-5 One focus of Roman art from the beginning was on portraiture What drives this focus was a cultural focus on family linage Wax

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Arh 3-5 - One focus of Roman art from the beginning was on portraiture - What drives this focus was a cultural focus on family linage - Wax clay or bust portraits of your relatives where kept in your cabinet in your house. They would be taken out and brought with them to festivals, etc. The belief was that they would continue to be included in the ways of life. - Slaves where not allowed to have them - Freed slaves were allowed to have them - Funerary relief with portraits of Gessii- p. 172 (7-5) Rome, 30BC, Republic. o Marble o Was designed to decorate the fissad of their burial area o Publies Geesiis middle figure, dressed like a soldier, was a soldier. From the inscriptions he married one of his female slaves and shes freed. Premus Gessiis o Portraiture was never about idealization or beautifying the youth, but rather show age and maturity o Age is considered experience, wisdom o Verestic- verism – From the Latin verus meaning truth; truth particularly in Roman portraiture. -
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARH 2059 taught by Professor Margaretzaho during the Spring '07 term at University of Central Florida.

Page1 / 2

Arh 3-5 - Arh 3-5 One focus of Roman art from the beginning was on portraiture What drives this focus was a cultural focus on family linage Wax

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online