The Roman civilization, which existed for about 1200 years, contributed greatly to the development of law, art, literature, architecture, technology and language in the western world, and the effects of Roman Antiquity are still felt today. Having come all the way to Milan, it is impossible not to mention such a powerful source of inspiration.
The Roman civilization, which became a great and deep-rooted empire by surrounding the entire Mediterranean, has made great progress in art and literature in addition to architecture with the works that remains from that period to the present day. Ancient Roman art is characterized by painting and sculpture, which developed after architecture.
There is no perspective in paintings. The figures are almost natural-size and the lines are dominant. Sometimes, still life paintings are also seen, but they were used as ornamental elements to fill the gaps.
Roman architecture, which developed largely with Etruscan influences, entered a new direction in the 1st century AD. Roman architects created new building forms, developed new load-bearing systems and used new materials resulting in development of a building repertoire consisting of a single building type.
The paintings of ancient Roman art include panels with figures, landscapes with or without figures, still life paintings and portraits. The drawings, their techniques and rules of perspective are among the most important cultural heritage influencing artists and shaping contemporary art even today.
Roman art also includes paintings on wood, ivory and other materials. The art of painting later evolved into a blend of realism and idealism. The portraits were very realistic and detailed drawings were different for their time which showed that Rome was ahead of other societies in art.
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