The Roman art is a broad topic that spans more than 1,000 years. It has its basis in three continents. The continents are Asia, Europe, and Africa. In around 509 B.C.E the first Roman art was invented. The Roman art encompasses a broad range of media which range from the mosaic, marble, painting and bronze works. These are just a few as there are much more. The Greek art had a major implication too on the Roman art. Rome adapted most of Greece cultural heritage. This essay will discuss artistic sculptures giving examples at each level of art. The artistic work advanced through the century with the increase in knowledge among the people.
The Romanesque art was a term developed in the early 19th century by the art historians. The Romanesque art retained many basic features of the Roman architectural style. Some of the notable features included the apses, the barrel vaults and the acanthus leaf decorations. This style was the first artistic style that spread through the whole of Catholic Europe. This art was in a big way influenced by the Byzantine art. The main features of this art were the paintings, architectures and sculptures. During this period, the most decorated manuscripts were the bibles and the psalters.
The colors used and those who were those which could be seen as bright on the stained glasses (Strong, 112). In the Romanesque art, the figures often varied in size. This part will analyze some sculptures present during this period of art. They included the metalwork, the enamels and the ivories. The precious objects had a high status, much higher than the paintings (D'Ambra, 455).
During this period, the metal works which included the different decorations in enamel were very complicated. Some of the architectural figures which were made during this period are still in existence. One of them is the shrine of three kings of Cologne Cathedral, which was done by Nicholas of Verdun. Some of the Mosan enamel works include the Stavelot Triptych. There are a few secular art pieces such as the mirror pieces that have survived until today. Some of these pieces include the Gloucester candlestick.
During the Roman, Empire art flourished. During this