Roman Art and Architecture Quiz

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Which ancient civilization heavily influenced Roman artists and architects?

Greece

What is a distinctive characteristic of the Augustus of Primaporta sculpture compared to the Doryphoros?

It emphasizes political power

What artistic element did Roman sculptors prioritize compared to Greek sculptors?

Realism

When was the Augustus of Primaporta sculpture crafted?

20 BCE

What is the Augustus of Primaporta sculpture made of?

Bronze

Study Notes

Roman Art and Architecture

  • The ancient civilization that heavily influenced Roman artists and architects was Greek.

Characteristics of Augustus of Primaporta

  • A distinctive characteristic of the Augustus of Primaporta sculpture compared to the Doryphoros is that it features a more contrapposto stance with the weight on the right leg.
  • Roman sculptors prioritized realism and emotional expressiveness over idealism and classical proportions, unlike Greek sculptors.

Augustus of Primaporta Sculpture

  • The Augustus of Primaporta sculpture was crafted in 20 CE.
  • The Augustus of Primaporta sculpture is made of white marble.

Test your knowledge of Roman art and architecture with this quiz! Learn about the Augustus of Primaporta and its unique fusion of Greek and Roman artistic styles. Compare it to the classical Greek masterpiece, the Doryphoros by Polykleitos, and discover the distinctive features of both sculptures.

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