Art History / Appreciation
Art History/Appreciation February
We will continue and finish looking at the architecture of the ancient Roman world.
In particular we will discuss amphitheatres and their use, water supplies and baths,
Imperial fora, basilicas and temples.
Here are some examples at which we’ll look: the Colosseum, the amphitheatre at Pompeii, La Maison Caree at Nimes, the Pantheon, the Pont du Gard, the Baths of Diocletion, Aquae Sulis (Bath), Nero’s Domus Aurea etc etc.
As usual I hope I can come up with some interesting anecdotes.
Art History/Appreciation January
We will continue with our look at the architecture and society of ancient Rome.
The topics were contained in the December programme. Of special interest will be a discussion of the Colosseum and entertainment therein, the Pantheon and temples generally, the roman domus which gives us a chance to mention Pompeii and Roman water supplies!
Art History/Appreciation December
This month we’ll begin to look at ancient Roman architecture. This will give us the opportunity to discuss various aspects of Roman society - it will definitely not be a dry look at architecture only. Subjects to be discussed are (not necessarily in this order):
- Amphitheatres and bloody games
- Temples and cults;
- The domus (house) and the family;
- Bath complexes;
- Military Triumphs;
- Aqueducts and water supply.
Structures mentioned include: the Pantheon, La Maison Carree, The House of the Tragic Poet (Pompeii), the Colosseum, the Arch of Titus, the Aqua Claudia, the Pont du Gard, Imperial Roman Fora and the Ara Pacis Augustae.
There will be other buildings discussed and if we have time we’ll look at some aspects of town planning - Pompeii, Timgad and Gloucester among others.
Dates for 2020
11th May (second Monday)
The contact for this group is Martin Bowden. Telephone: 01452 854007
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