This lesson will explore some trends in Roman portraiture.
An image of an individual person
An image of a person that consists of the head and upper torso.
A style of ancient Roman portraiture that emphasized a person’s age and physical imperfections as a reference to wisdom and experience.
A style of portraiture that reduces a person’s physical imperfections, giving an appearance of youth and athleticism.
In art and portraiture, the emphasis placed on a person's unique physical characteristics.
he elevation of a person to the status of a god, often seen in ancient Rome in portraits of emperors and busts of deceased family members.