Classical Connections:  From Roman Ar t andArchitectur e to Today  This PowerPoint presentation accompanies         Closeu...
Art can be a lot of fun, and it can also help us learn about people from ancient times.My name is Mundo! Join me as I lear...
Roman Mosaics             • A mosaic is a               picture or               design made               of small       ...
Roman Mosaic ofAlexander the Great                    This mosaic                    was found in                     a Ro...
• Mosaic pieces  can be made of  almost any  material.• Today, people  make home  decorations, like  mirrors and patio  fu...
Roman Mummy Painting                 • The Romans took                   the ideas of                   mummies from the  ...
Egyptian Mummy Painting            • The Egyptians              made stylized              (not realistic)              fa...
Roman Realistic Portraits             • The Romans made               heads of famous               people called         ...
Other Realistic Portraits            • Portraits have been              painted of leaders              throughout history...
Roman Coinage• Emperors  had their  faces put on  coins of gold,  silver, or  bronze.• Coins could  serve as a  form of  p...
• We still put the    faces of    important    leaders from    history on US    coins today.What other famouspeople areon ...
Roman Cameos      • A cameo is a relief        of alternating        layers of stone.      • Cameos might        show a pe...
• People still wear  cameos on rings  and necklaces.                      13
Roman Glassware        • The Romans          were famous for          making glass.        • Glass can be          made in...
• Glass is used today to make many objects,  such as drinking glasses, vases,  containers, light bulbs, and so on.        ...
The Pantheon        • The Pantheon          was a temple to          worship all the          gods.        • The outside o...
The Pantheon• The inside had a  hole or “eye” in  the ceiling, called  an occulus.• The occulus let  light in day and  nig...
The Pantheon’s     Architectural Influence• Thomas  Jefferson’s home  at Monticello in  Virginia was  influenced by the  a...
Roman Baths• The bath was  not just a  place to get  clean but also  an important  place of  recreation.• Baths were  beau...
The Influence of Baths• Today, people go  to public  swimming pools  to relax or to  have  competitions.• People still use...
The Colosseum• The Colosseum  was built for  entertainment,  such as  gladiatorial  fights and  mock naval  battles.      ...
The Influence of the          Colosseum• We still have  grand public  arenas where  people can  watch sporting  events and...
• “Classical”  refers to any  art or  architecture  modeled after  ancient  Roman or  Greek styles.                  23
Classical Architecture        Today           • The Lincoln             Memorial in             Washington,             D....
• The Jefferson  Memorial  makes use of a  dome and  classical  columns.              What             Roman          temp...
What other examples of   classical art and architecture can youthink of that you have        seen?                        ...
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  • Image of Neptune/Poseidon from a fountain The Getty Villa, Malibu , California Photo by Linda Wohlman
  • Mosaic of Alexander the Great Battle of Issus, Pompeii Public domain image
  • Roman Mummy Painting The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago Photo by Linda Wohlman
  • Egyptian Mummy Painting The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago Photo by Linda Wohlman
  • Bust of Augustus The Getty Villa, Malibu , California Photo by Linda Wohlman
  • Portrait of George Washington public domain image
  • Coinage of Julius Caesar. Public domain image.
  • Cameo of Emperor Augustus Photo by  © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons
  • Roman glass bowl from the Louvre. Public domain image.
  • The Pantheon. Public domain images.
  • Roman bath archeological site Bath, England Public domain photo
  • The Treasury Department, Washington , D.C. Photo by Linda Wohlman
  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington , D.C. Photos by Linda Wohlman
  • Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C. Photo by Linda Wohlman
  • History For Us All roman art and architecture

    1. 1. Classical Connections: From Roman Ar t andArchitectur e to Today This PowerPoint presentation accompanies Closeup Teaching Unit (4.5.1) Roman Art and Architecture 500 BCE – 400 CE 1
    2. 2. Art can be a lot of fun, and it can also help us learn about people from ancient times.My name is Mundo! Join me as I learn about Roman art and architecture and how it has influenced the world today. 2
    3. 3. Roman Mosaics • A mosaic is a picture or design made of small pieces of colored stone, glass, or brick. What god do you think is pictured in this mosaic? 3
    4. 4. Roman Mosaic ofAlexander the Great This mosaic was found in a Roman home in Pompeii. But why would the Romans want a mosaic of Alexander the Great? 4
    5. 5. • Mosaic pieces can be made of almost any material.• Today, people make home decorations, like mirrors and patio furniture, into mosaics. 5
    6. 6. Roman Mummy Painting • The Romans took the ideas of mummies from the Egyptians but gave them realistic faces. • Mummy paintings are an example of Wow, that Roman panelpainting looks like a real painting. person! 6
    7. 7. Egyptian Mummy Painting • The Egyptians made stylized (not realistic) face paintings on their mummy masks. Hey, that’s not my mummy! 7
    8. 8. Roman Realistic Portraits • The Romans made heads of famous people called busts. • These portraits showed people’s life-like features. Wasn’t he Rome’s first emperor? 8
    9. 9. Other Realistic Portraits • Portraits have been painted of leaders throughout history to show their authority. Wasn’t he America’s first president? 9
    10. 10. Roman Coinage• Emperors had their faces put on coins of gold, silver, or bronze.• Coins could serve as a form of propaganda. 10
    11. 11. • We still put the faces of important leaders from history on US coins today.What other famouspeople areon coins? 11
    12. 12. Roman Cameos • A cameo is a relief of alternating layers of stone. • Cameos might show a person or a god or goddess. 12
    13. 13. • People still wear cameos on rings and necklaces. 13
    14. 14. Roman Glassware • The Romans were famous for making glass. • Glass can be made into many different types of objects. 14
    15. 15. • Glass is used today to make many objects, such as drinking glasses, vases, containers, light bulbs, and so on. 15
    16. 16. The Pantheon • The Pantheon was a temple to worship all the gods. • The outside of the Pantheon had two major parts: the portico and the dome. 16
    17. 17. The Pantheon• The inside had a hole or “eye” in the ceiling, called an occulus.• The occulus let light in day and night. 17
    18. 18. The Pantheon’s Architectural Influence• Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello in Virginia was influenced by the architecture of the Pantheon. 18
    19. 19. Roman Baths• The bath was not just a place to get clean but also an important place of recreation.• Baths were beautifully decorated. Why is this Roman bath all the way up in England? 19
    20. 20. The Influence of Baths• Today, people go to public swimming pools to relax or to have competitions.• People still use hot tubs or saunas today much like the Romans used baths. 20
    21. 21. The Colosseum• The Colosseum was built for entertainment, such as gladiatorial fights and mock naval battles. 21
    22. 22. The Influence of the Colosseum• We still have grand public arenas where people can watch sporting events and concerts. 22
    23. 23. • “Classical” refers to any art or architecture modeled after ancient Roman or Greek styles. 23
    24. 24. Classical Architecture Today • The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., makes use of classical architecture. Are those Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian columns? 24
    25. 25. • The Jefferson Memorial makes use of a dome and classical columns. What Roman temple does this remind you of? 25
    26. 26. What other examples of classical art and architecture can youthink of that you have seen? 26

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