In this section, we will explore some of these themes or concepts, beginning with what are perhaps the most popular features of ancient art:
Mythology | The myths and legends of Greece and Rome profoundly influenced ancient art, and the characters (gods and heroes) who inspired these myths were favorite subjects for ancient artists.
Idealism | coming soon!...
Ancient Greek art is famous for its aspirations to represent the ideal - especially in depicting the human form.
Realism | coming soon!...
The ancient Romans were masters of realism - learn more about how this trend towards realistic depictions influenced the appearance of Roman art.
Art & Myth in Ancient Greece
This book by T.H. Carpenter is an essential resource for anyone interested in ancient Greek art and mythology.