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Defining beauty the body in ancient Greek art .Major exhibition focusing on the human body.The remarkable works of art in the exhibition range from abstract simplicity of prehistoric figurines to breathtaking realism in the age of Alexander the Great. These works continued to inspire artists for hundreds of years, giving form to thought and shaping our own perceptions of ourselves.'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.' - Aristole

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Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the 4th century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, although from about 111 BC onward, it was for all intents and purposes an independent city." wiki

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Ritratto di Caracalla Scultura 215-217 d.C. Marmo cm 72 Collocazione: Palazzo Nuovo, Sala degli Imperatori Dati di acquisizione: Collezione Albani Inventario: inv. MC0464

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“In the intoxication of falling, man was prone to believe himself propelled upward.”Hermann Broch, The Death of VergilAnonymous Grave Painting in the Ruins of Pompeii

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Roman mosaic from Hinton St Mary, Dorset. This mosaic is the earliest depiction of Christ found in Roman Britain and dates from the fourth century AD. The figure of Christ is flanked by two pomegranates and lies on the chi-rho symbol.

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School Class Art club ideas- Roman Mosaics using a CD case and lentils/beans http://bricksandwood.blogspot.co.uk/

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