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Augustus using coinage to...
communicate his right to rule in words and pictures
With establishment of Augustan principate, Roman art entered new era in which...
state’s vast resources were marshaled to promote the political ideology and artistic tastes of a single all-powerful ruler
Roman portraits sculptors were called on to record the likenesses of a youthful head of state
portrait shows that imperial women of Augustan age shared emperor’s eternal youthfulness
purpose to create impression of ruling family that was descended from the gods
monument celebrating Augustan return
another Augustan allusion to Periclean Athens
Villa of Livia, Primaporta
Ultimate example of Second Style illusionism on the walls
artists no longer attempted to replace walls of room with three-dimensional worlds of their own creation, decorated walls with linear fantasies sketches on monochromatic backgrounds
Augustus’s portraits depict him as
eternally youthful divine being, consistent with his self-identification as the son of a god
Augustus was also a great builder who transformed Rome into
marble city on par with Athens during Golden Age of Pericles
He remodeled the Forum Romanum
the temple in honor of this deified father Julius Caesar- and erected a new gateway to civic center that celebrated his Parthian victory
Augustan age also saw passage from...
Second and Third Style in mural painting
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