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Roman Art and Architecture

How has Roman art and architecture influences modern day society?
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Katarina Cacarnakis

on 24 October 2012

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Roman Art and Architecture Similarities
- After 200 Bc while Rome was conquering Greece
Roman art started to look more and more like Greek
art. They would still do portraits but also add some
designs of Greek mythology in their art

Differencesee
-Roman art is based on how a person REALLY
look ( how they look like in reality)

- Greek art is based on how a person world look
if they were the strongest person in the
world or the prettiest person... etc.
Also use lots of mythology in their art My Sources: How has Roman art and architecture influenced modern day society? What were the differences/ similarities of Roman and Greek art and architecture? How was art different for each class of people?
(e.g. slaves, artisans, lords, kings, etc.) Well Rome was conquering Greece did the art or architecture change? How has Roman art and architecture developed over time? Art Similarities and Defferences Similarites
-Both Romans and Greeks used three different

Differences
- Even though both Greeks and Romans used three different types for columns the
Romans preferred using the Corinthian
column while the Greeks preferred the Doric
columns

- The materials used to create building were
very different for the Greeks and the Romans.
the Greeks used marble and granite , on the other
hand the Romans did use marble and granite
but they mostly used baked bricks and cement.

- When building roofs the Greeks use to support beams
with a horizontal beam on top. While the Romans
prefer to use an arch made out of bricks and cement.
This technique is stronger than the Greeks structure Architecture Smilaties and Defferences Around 200 Bc Rome tried to conquer Greece. While the Roman soldiers were walking through the streets of Greece they saw lots of Greek temples, sculptures and paintings. The Romans believed that the Greeks had better art then theirs. So they copied what the Greeks were doing. Slowly over time this lead to more non- realistic paintings, sculptures ..etc. http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/art/
http://www.factmonster.com/
http://www.ehow.com/info_8073431_similarities-differences-greek-roman-architecture.html https://prezi.com/login/ 500 BC- Around this time is when Roman art really started to become it’s own, the Romans started to focus their art on portraits of mostly famous people.

200 BC- Around this time the Romans were conquering Greece. Well conquering the Roman soldiers notice the Greeks art and thought that it was much better than theirs. So slowly but surely Roman art started to look more and more like Greek art.

First centuries of AD- Roman art started to look more and more like Greek art but still not exactly the same. Also, around this time is when Romans started to paint the walls of their houses, they would divide the walls in 4 parts. Each part represented a differents style of art.

200 AD- Around this time Roman art had come up with several new ideas for art and architecture. The first thing is that around this time the Romans went to war with the Germans, because of this lot of paintings were bloody with people dying and killing each other. This also happened with Roman architecture. Lot of columns were marked with pictures of the war.

300 AD- In 300 AD the blood and the gore stopped but the interest in souls and the interest in Greek art and architeceture never ended Upper class ( kings, lords) - For the upper class art was a way to remember periods of time in their life. Also, a way to remember people in their family who have passed on by having sculptures of them around their house.

Middle class ( traders, farmers )- For the middle class the art that they usually saw was Greek art because they would create Greek art to sell to the Greeks.

Lower class ( slaves) - Most slaves never got to see any art in their life, but other who worked in the temples of king and queens got to Essential Questions 1. Well Rome was conquering Greece did the art or architecture change?

2. Was art different for each class of people? (e.g. slaves, artisans, lords, kings, etc.)

3. What were the differences/ similarities of Roman and Greek art and architecture?

4. How has Roman art and architecture developed over time?
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