Saturday, January 25, 2014

Romans

Another gallery within the ROM shifts back in time, delving into the world of ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt. These sculptures are from the Roman section.


The sculptors really do breathe life into these busts.


A few days back, fellow CDP blogger Merry from Syracuse was up in my neck of the woods, and has been posting several Ottawa blogs from time spent here. Check out some of them here.


16 comments:

  1. This is another section of the gallery that I like!

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  2. Interesting to see statues of Romans in your country.

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  3. Yes, I agree with Karl, it's sort of strange. They are beautiful.

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  4. Thanks for posting about Merry's blog. I checked it out. ;)

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  5. @Norma: it's exceptional work.

    @Halcyon: when I was in here, there were tables set nearby with staff working with kids... I believe they were drawing the busts. It's a good way to get them interested in the era.

    @Karl: the museum's collectors tended to range around the world for a long while, particularly early on.

    @Ciel: They seem strangely familiar too.

    @EG: you're welcome!

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  6. Guess the Romans had their busts made the way we have photographs taken!

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  7. Rome, Greece and Egypt would be my favorite section.

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  8. they are wonderful! i'll have to check out the other blogs! have a great weekend :)

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  9. I always went to the Pompeii part when I was a kid!

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  10. these busts always seem so cold to me somehow - love Cheryl's comment

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  11. Excellent sculptures. I am still wandering through. MB

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  12. I agree I find them clinical as well as cold. We learned a lot about the Romans when at school in Britain.

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  13. @Cheryl: Looks like it!

    @Sharon: mine too!

    @Tanya: thank you!

    @RedPat: for me, it was Greek vases and Egyptian mummies.

    @Gerald: I'm wondering if it's the eyes...

    @MB: the first one particularly has strong details.

    @Gill: there does seem to be a solemness in the face of the first bust in the second pic.

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  14. I always find myself wondering who the people were who had these made--it's odd to look at something so lifelike and know nothing about them in a way.

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  15. Marvelous portraits! Awesome.

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