Archive for category: Art

  • GARY J. COATES – THE PERSPECTIVE
     

    GARY J. COATES – THE PERSPECTIVE

    PAMELA MCCOURT FRANCESCONE      1)  When and where was perspective born and what did it mean for painting and for art in general?            Linear geometric perspective was invented by the Florentine architect Filippo [...]

     
     
  • DINNER WITH L. CAECILIUS JUCUNDUS
     

    DINNER WITH L. CAECILIUS JUCUNDUS

    GIOVANNA NAPOLITANO Beautiful objects have always stirred passion in people. In ancient Roman homes, silver cups, statues, and plates were status symbols. Cicero, in his Paradox, described how life was in a Roman home: “Bustling [...]

     
     
  • THE DOMUS AUREA – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
     

    THE DOMUS AUREA – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    LUIGI BERNARDI “Finally, I have a house that’s worthy of the name.” Thus, the satisfied Nero inaugurated the Domus Aurea. Svetonio reported on the occasion, adding a vivid description of the sumptuous building. Everything was [...]

     
     
 

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