Roman Art Styles

Roman Art Styles

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Painting styles in ancient Rome were bright and colourful and the techniques with which the colours were applied were quite complex. Studies started in the 18th century, primarily on the basis of findings in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Rome, have allowed a general subdivision of Roman wall painting into four broad styles. These styles were not executed in strict chronological order but they do allow a means of categorizing these artworks.


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