ART-2030 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Aerial Perspective

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5 May 2020
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Rome Study Guide Section 1
Roman townhouses
ID the two main sections and function of each. ID the First and Second wall
styles and give a brief visual description of what each style is trying to do.
Two main sections of a typical Roman townhouse
Atrium
public part of the house
included places for gathering with friends
shops that could be rented out
storage areas
an office area for the owner of the house.
Peristylium
the private part of the
house
mainly for the family
First style
meant to look like marble
painting it was cheaper than
actually using marble
mainly in the atrium
appearance was to impress
people
unlike later styles,
not meant to provide an
allusion
just meant to be a wall
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