Roman Sculpture From Augustus to Constantine (Classic Reprint)

Roman Sculpture From Augustus to Constantine (Classic Reprint)

by Mrs. Arthur Strong
     
 

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These beautiful lines from the Elegie Romane precisely illustrate the point of view I wish to bring forward in regard to the sculpture produced in the Roman world during the three centuries and a half that extend from the close of the Republic to Constantine - from the rise and establishment of the Imperial

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Excerpt from Roman Sculpture From Augustus to Constantine

These beautiful lines from the Elegie Romane precisely illustrate the point of view I wish to bring forward in regard to the sculpture produced in the Roman world during the three centuries and a half that extend from the close of the Republic to Constantine - from the rise and establishment of the Imperial idea to the victory of Christianity. I have myself long ceased to look upon Rome as the sole or exclusive seat of artistic production, or even of artistic influence, during that period, but I regard her as the main centre whence radiated the ideas which animated or refashioned art throughout the contemporary civilized world. I venture to deplore, with Riegl, the materialistic distrust of all spiritual factors, which obtains in the modern science of archaeology. Not that I would advocate a return to a pre-scientific interest in subjects alone, or to a Ruskinian toleration of bad and poor works of art, for the sake of subjects that appeal to our fancy.

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ISBN-13:
9781330257562
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
05/26/2015
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.39(d)

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