Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Welcome back!

It's a new year and time for an exciting new unit in Fine Arts: Ancient Rome! You all know a lot about Roman culture and history already, so we're going to focus on art, architecture, and poetry.

Today's classwork: We read the course overview for the semester, then looked at some images of artwork on a projection and talked about Rome. The Romans took a lot from the Greeks, especially when it comes to sculpture and architecture. But they were also very practical and invented a lot of building techniques that made life in Roman cities more pleasant: running water, sewers, hot baths, and big public spaces for politics and entertainment.

Homework: none tonight

Due dates: Friday, 1/15 - turn in completed contact sheet and bring all art supplies to be checked.

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