conpare and contrast primaporta augustus and portrait of a roman man?
portrait of a roman man made during roman republic when senators wanted to be shown as wise and exaggeratingly realistic. during this time it was not uncommon for men to be portrayed as sunken in eyes with folds of skin and serious stares to convey that they were wise, knowledgable
the primaporta augustus was made during the roman empire when emperors wanted to be portrayed as hero like and strong. THey were not interested in being portrayed realistically and most of the time statues heads were made sepperately and placed on statue bodies that were ideal at the time. in the augustus statue, his head resembles him in some sense but the body is shield and superhero like, his stance authoritative, his clothing showing he is also a common man