Dancers and Diners, Tomb of the Trinclinium
-Etruscan Art [700-200 BCE]
-Celebration of life
-Their idea of the afterlife: it's one big party
-Fresco, painted plaster
Roman Imperial 70-80 C.E.
Colosseum. Ruler/maker was Vespasian and completed under Titus. Holds athletic events. The floor was layed over service rooms and tunnels. It shows the wealth, architecture, and arches in Roman art. The audience are the Romans.
Portrait of a married couple
Pompeii. mid 1st century
double portrait, in the style that would be found in Pompeian homes. The man holds a scroll on his left hand, a conventional attribute of educational achievement seen frequently in Roman portraits.The wife also holds a status of literacy, the stylus she elevates in front of her chin and the folding writing tablet which she would have used the stylus to inscribe words.
Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius
Roman Period:175 Roman Imperial..bronze .The horse is disproportionally small for the rider. Marcus Aurelius is depicted larger.Conveys idea of confidence with his hand sticking out. signifies the triumphant return of an emporer. constantine. balanced. unity between person and horse. casted individually. authoruty. audience is the people of rome.
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