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Roman Art

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

The Romans culture included a ton of art. Granted, most of their ideas came from the Greek culture that preceded them. A lot of their art is a play on a Greek original. They dabbled in architecture; building temples, tombs, etc. They built sculptures with materials such as copper and iron. They even had a few writers and poets. This particular collection focuses on the architecture, sculptures and paintings related to their culture. I chose this topic and these segments because I am extremely interested in seeing how art was when it was first coming to fruition, generations ago. It is fascinating to mentally compare it to the art forms we see today. #AHMCFall2019

Maiden of the Roman Campagna [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Roman Peasant [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Roman Ruins [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Old Roman Bridge, Balaeric Islands [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Columns, Roman Forum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Roman Mosaic

Smithsonian American Art Museum

A dancer in Roman costume

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Eddie Cantor in "Roman Scandals"

National Portrait Gallery

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum