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The Aesthetics of Emulation in the Visual Arts of Ancient Rome
     

The Aesthetics of Emulation in the Visual Arts of Ancient Rome

by Ellen Perry
 

ISBN-10: 0521831652

ISBN-13: 9780521831659

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguing that the scholarship on this topic has not appreciated Roman values in the visual arts, this book examines Roman strategies for the appropriation of the Greek visual culture. A knowledge of Roman values explains the entire range of visual appropriation in Roman art, which includes not only the phenomenon of copying, but also such manifestations as allusion,

Overview

Arguing that the scholarship on this topic has not appreciated Roman values in the visual arts, this book examines Roman strategies for the appropriation of the Greek visual culture. A knowledge of Roman values explains the entire range of visual appropriation in Roman art, which includes not only the phenomenon of copying, but also such manifestations as allusion, parody, and, most importantly, aemulatio, successful rivalry with one's models.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521831659
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: a critical time in the study of Roman artistic imitation; 1. Decorum and tradition: the beginnings of a theoretical apparatus; 2. Decorum and patron: the functions of art; 3. The marginalization of innovation: Kopienkritik and the construct of the free copy; 4. The strategy of eclecticism; 5. Phantasia: the artist's vision as model.

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