The Age of Conquest

Rome, Palazzo Caffarelli
Until 5 September 2010

The Age of Conquest, an exhibition just opened in the Musei Capitolini, explores the question: how did Rome’s conquest of Greece (146 BC) influence Roman art? The answer is of course that the influence was huge: Roman copies of Greek masterpieces ensued, there were aesthetic influences in the decoration of sanctuaries and funerary monuments, while every-day domestic objects mimicked Greek styles too. The exhibition, through masterpieces coming from the Mediterranean basin, including impressive marble statues, fine works in bronze and terracotta sculptures entire cycles, ornaments and home decor items made of bronze and silver, the highest value style, describe the period that will be among the most innovative and original for the entire development of Western art.

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