Rome, Arch of Constantine 10 (1963) by Aaron Siskind

Rome, Arch of Constantine 10 - Aaron Siskind - 1963

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TitleRome, Arch of Constantine 10
ArtistAaron Siskind
Date1963
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
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About Rome, Arch of Constantine 10

Artist Aaron Siskind’s Rome: Arch of Constantine 10 is a gelatin silver print that captures the majesty of the Triumphal Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy. The arch was built in AD 315 to commemorate the victory of Emperor Constantine over his rival Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. Siskind’s photograph showcases the grandeur and complex geometry of this ancient Roman monument, which has withstood centuries of wear and tear. The arch is an iconic landmark in Rome and a testament to traditional Roman Imperial art and architecture. Its impressive size, intricate carvings, and attention to detail are evident in Siskind’s photograph. The image reveals the arch’s many sculptures depicting scenes from various battles throughout history. It also highlights the arch’s Corinthian columns and intricate friezes that adorn its facade. Siskind’s work offers a unique perspective on this historical site by capturing it through his lens as an artist. His gelatin silver print measures 17.5 x 14 inches, making it larger than life-size and ideal for showcasing all details clearly. The artwork is signed by the artist himself, adding value to its already impressive cultural significance. Overall, Aaron Siskind’s Rome: Arch of Constantine 10 encapsulates both historical significance as well as artistic appreciation for remarkable craftsmanship and efficiency displayed unparalllely by traditional Roman Imperial architecture; not only symbolizing victory but also celebrating triumphs through remarkably beautiful sculptors depicted along frescoes so intricately placed still astonishing viewers today.

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