Roman Observation I: Portraits

One observation of one portrait, please.

One observation of one portrait. Select one and name your selection in your post! Your response point out how the portrait shows either “heroicizing idealization of Hellenistic art…[or] Republican ideas of individual likeness.”

  1. Head of Augustus. Augustus
  2. Caligula
  3. Antonius Pius: What looks “never-aging” here?
  4. Caracalla: Point out where this portrait “evokes [Caracalla’s] strong military background.”
  5. Constantine: point out one way this portrait associates Constantine with Augustus.
  6. Republican Bust of a Man: Just what is veristic about this depiction?
  7. Trebonius Gallus: Point out “geometry” or “emotional anxiety” in this imperial portrait.

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