Ancient Roman Drawings: Roman Art was influenced by many things. They were influenced by some countries that they ruled over, like Greece, Egypt, and Africa. A more modern view of the matter states that while Roman art indeed has much in common with Greek art.
It actually builds on a few principles of Greek art and carries them forward in a highly innovative and unique manner, all the while borrowing inspirations and elements from other styles as well, ranging from native Italic, Etruscan and Egyptian.
Ancient Roman Drawings
The Romans often mixed the best styles of those cultures. Romans believed in gods and goddesses as their religion. They also were influenced by their emperors. Romans sculpted their masters and leaders.
The importance of pottery is immense in explaining how Roman Drawings was already well developed by the time Rome came to be a significant player in the art world. A good example of the level of skill achieved in general by the Greeks and then brought to Etruria is the evolution from black-figure vases to red-figure vases.
Roman art characteristics
The red figure vases red being the ground color allowed the painter to freely apply highly expressive black lines with great versatility rather than having to scrape out red lines from the underlying clay which tended to result in a more awkward and less evocative pictorial effect. The Roman Drawings skill and results were of great effect and have been picked up and reapplied by great modern artists such as Picasso.
Still, life was a popular stylistic theme for the Romans. The subjects for these themes were arranged in special shelves that lent a sense of illusion to the final artwork. The subjects of still life paintings ranged from water jars and shells to fruits and food items.
Some of the famous roman artists
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci a great artist Born in 1452, died in 1519. His most famous works are the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper which are works in oil. He had an exceptional intellect and fascination with the world around him. Besides his paintings, he left us a legacy of detailed drawings of the human anatomy, plans for a tank, helicopter, ideas on the construction of multi-level canal and road systems.
Titian, he was born in1487and died in 1576. He was the most famous painter from Venice at the start of the 16th century. Trained by Giovanni Bellini, He was noted for use of color and for the use of thick, dramatic brush strokes. Among his famous paintings are Bacchus and Ariadne.
Paintings and other forms of art emanating from ancient Rome display a variety of popular themes. These include portraits, everyday life and happenings, animals, mythological events and subjects, landscapes, the depiction of scenes and so on.
Roman art facts
The Romans made paint brushes, and paint out of many natural materials. Paintbrushes were made from twigs, wood, reeds, or rushes. Shaped wood or ivory was used for writing. Paints were made from ground rocks and powdered plants. Red and yellow came from ochre.
White came from chalk. Green came from the green soil, and black was from soot. Blue was a mixture of copper and glass. But purple was made from a special seashell.