Roman Art : A Picture Book By Christine Alexander Essay

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The Roman Republic period is famous for many events, people, and histories. In fact, there have been numerous excavations in which a variety of pottery, paintings, mosaics, statues, and coinage have been discovered from the Republic era of Rome. These numerous items have been analyzed and written about for the propose of identifying their beauty and creation during the time in which they were made. However, one thing it is not as well known for is propaganda that is seen through various forms of artwork created during this period. However, while there might be slight hints in artwork created during the republic area, it is not an area on which many historians have addressed in great depth with specific artworks. In the book, Roman Art: a picture book by Christine Alexander, she has compiled a number of photos of art from the Roman Republic period. While there are only a few are from the Republic era, they are still quality pictures of surviving artwork from that time. Each picture includes the title of the piece, the time period it is roughly from, and its dimensions. She also gives a brief summary of the development of Roman art as she transitions into each of the pictures she as included in her book. This book has a subtler influence in the world of artwork and its influence. The author, while she provides a brief description of its influence, gives the viewers a simple descriptions of the artwork so as to come to their own terms with what meaning they carry. However,
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