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Pictures from Great Buildings online. Public Buildings. Forum. Basilica. Markets. Baths ... Great bronze doors. Dome spans 142 ft. Largest dome until 1420 ...

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Roman arts

Roman Arts

Architecture

Sculpture


Architecture

Architecture

  • Throughout Roman Empire

    • Builders of buildings, roads, aqueducts…

  • Buildings:

    • Domestic, public, religious, commemorative

  • Borrowed heavily from Greeks


Roman architecture

Borrowed from Greeks:

Columns

style

Borrowed from Etruscans

arch

Roman Architecture

Roman:

Stronger concrete

Domes

Therefore, larger buildings


Domestic buildings

Domestic buildings

  • Domus

    • “domain”

  • Insula

    • Middle, lower class, tenement house, concrete

  • Villa

    • Upper class

Hadrian’s Villa


Hadrian s villa

Hadrian’s Villa

Pictures from Great Buildings online


Public buildings

Public Buildings

  • Forum

  • Basilica

  • Markets

  • Baths

  • Colosseum/Coliseum

  • Circus

  • Aqueducts

Baths at Ostia


Coliseum

Coliseum

  • Amphitheater

  • Seating for 50,000

  • 80 entrances

  • 6 acres large

    • 615ft X 510ft

  • Complex set of room below floor

  • Staged spectacles

Coliseum interior


Coliseum1

Coliseum

  • 3 tiers of arches and an attic story

    • 1st level: Doric

    • 2nd level: Ionic

    • 3rd level: Corinthian

  • 158 ft tall (about 12-15 stories tall


Religious temples

Religious: Temples

  • Portico: porch

    • 3 rows of 8 Corinthian columns

    • Great bronze doors

  • Dome spans 142 ft.

  • Largest dome until 1420

Pantheon


Pantheon

Pantheon

  • Dome constructed on steeped rings of solid concrete which diminish in thickness as it moves upward

  • Very center of dome open allowing for natural light


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Pantheon


Commemorative

Commemorative

  • Triumphal Arch

  • Column

  • Monument


Sculpture

Sculpture

  • Portraits

    • Busts

    • In-the-Round

    • Equestrian

    • The gesture

Marcus Aurelius


Paintings

Paintings

  • Murals (frescos)

  • Most gone

  • The gesture


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