Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: April 21, 2003

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Worksheet #16
Chapter 7: Roman Art

What is Roman art? Why is this question so difficult to answer?

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Compare the Greek Doryphoros to the Roman Augustus of Primaporta. How is the Greek approach to subject matter, purpose and form different than the Roman approach?

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Compare the Greek Portrait Head with the Roman A Roman Patrician with Busts of His Ancestors. What influence did the Roman tradition of keeping wax death masks play in the Roman artist's approach to portraiture?

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Until recently, scholars have characterized Roman art as Greek art in its final phase. In your opinion, do you think this is a fair characterization? In other words, do you personally feel that the Romans had a recognizable artistic style of their own, or do you feel that they just copied the Greeks? Why?

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