Roman Art Research Paper

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University of modern sciences College of biotechnology Arts Roman art and architecture Student: Shorooq Sarhan 201410046 Instructor: Dr. Marwan Al Saifi When the roman art started and where? Roman art started almost 1,000 years ago and it was in three continents, from Europe into Africa and Asia. The first Roman art was dated back to 509 B.C.E., with the legendary founding of the Roman Republic, and lasted until 330 C.E. Roman art also contains a very wide range of media that is used in their art and it included marble, painting, mosaic, gems, silver and bronze work, also terracottas, just to name a few. The romans adapted some artistic influences from the other Mediterranean cultures that surrounded them such as Greek,…show more content…
Roman architecture: Roman architecture was unique and nothing like it came before. Persians, Egyptians, Greeks all had monumental architecture. They had royalty in their buildings, but it was largely external. Buildings were designed to be impressive when viewed from outside because their architects used to depend on a specific system they used two upright posts, mainly they used columns, with a horizontal block, that were known as a lintel, laid flat across the top. An example of post and lintel architecture: Hera II, Paestum, c. 460 B.C.E. Because lintels were very heavy, the interior spaces of buildings limited in size. And most of the interior space had to be devoted to support the heavy loads. Roman architecture was different from this tradition because of the discovery, experimentation of concrete, arches and vaulting. Because of these innovations, from the first century C.E. Romans became able to create interior spaces that never been heard of. So As a result, the interior of Roman buildings were as impressive as their…show more content…
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