Ancient Roman Art

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This podcast is part of the series: Ancient Greece & Rome

Multimedia Details Title: Ancient Roman Art
Creator: Areebah
Submitted By: Nancy McGowan, Bluff Park Elementary School, Hoover City

Bluff Park Elementary Hoover City Schools


This podcast is one of a series centered around the Greek and Roman Civilization.  Roman art is influenced by the Greek society.  Roman art takes the form of mosaics, portraits, and more.  This podcast explains the thinking behind various art forms from the vantage point of a Greek or Roman person.  This podcast resulted from a students misunderstanding of the "odd" nature of Roman art.

Length: 1:48
Content Areas: English/Language Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AED (5) Visual Arts
6. Describe works of art according to the style of various cultures, times, and places.
cultures--artistic styles of Native American cultures of the Southwestern and Pacific Northwestern United States,
times--Asher B. Durand's early nineteenth-century painting Kindred Spirits,
places--gargoyles and sculptures known as grotesques from European countries
  • Describing ways in which the subject matter of other disciplines is interrelated with the visual arts
  • Examples:
    mathematics--Mavrits Cornelis (M. C.) Esher and tesselations;
    language arts--Patricia Pollaco and book illustrations;
    social studies--Matthew Brady and Civil War photography;
    science--transformation of shapes to forms, circles to spheres, squares to cubes, and triangles to pyramids

    National/Other Standards:

    Standard 3-Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.

    Standard 7-Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts 

    Standard 8-Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes 

    Standards 8-Students use a variety of technological and informational sources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.