The Column Of Trajan

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Greek: Lacoon and his sons, Agesander and Athenodorus and Polydorus of Rhod es, sculpture, 150 B.C.E -first century C.E.
Discobolus, Myron, sculpture, 460- 450 B.C.

Rome: Column of Trajan, Apollodorus of Damascus, Column sculpture, 106 - 113.

Emperor Constantine I , unknown sculptor, Marbl e statue, 325 - 326.

Early Christian: Jonah m:d the Whale, sculptor unknown, sarcophagus, late third century

Jesus the Good Shepard, painter unknown, mural, fourth century

Gothic: Annunciation and Visitation, multiple unknown sculptors, sculptures, 1230.

Month of June folio in les Tres Riches Heures du Due de Berry, Limbourg brothers, manuscript painting, 1413 - 1436.
Renaissance: Federico da Montefeltro, Piero della Francesca, portrait painting,
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The best representation of Rome 's practicality and realism is the Column of Trajan. This column depicts realism because it depicts individual people doing specific things. Its practicality comes from its purpose to enhance the image of the emperor Trajan. As time went on the Christian movement began to rise and with it a change in the art of Rome. The best example of this is what is left of the statue of Emperor Constantine 1 which shows less realistic features with non-specific facial features and a more expressionless face. These properties lent to a more spiritual and mystical quality for the …show more content…
John 14:61states, "Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ' This idea that Jesus was the only way clashed drastically with the ideas of Rome, which stated that Rome was everything. So Christianity became a counter c u l tur e movement until emperor Constantine 1 legalized Christianity as the empirical religion. As a counter culture movement the main theme of early Christian artwork was that Rome was not all there is, was, or ever will be. Instead it was about how God could do anything, even change Rome. This is best illustrated in the sculpture of Jonah and the Whale carved on a sarcophagus. This sculpture depicts the story of Jonah who was a prophet of Lord who tried to flee his duty of preaching to Nineveh. Because of his insubordination he was swallowed by a giant whale and lived in the whale 's stomach for three days. During this time Jonah learned his lesson and repented, the Lord showed mercy on him and had the whale vomit him up at Nineveh. Jonah goes to Nineveh

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