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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
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