May 29, 2009

Rome abounds in sculpture. From the smallest side street to the biggest thoroughfare, art can be found in a door latch or in a monumental fountain. The way stone was used as a medium in Rome, it’s like the ancients thought in stone, dreamed in stone.

This is a capital from a column in Ostia Antica.


Here is a section of relief carved marble, set in the Roman Forum. In this piece, I see the roots of the Baroque and Rococo movements.