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Art of the Day – 02/22/17 (Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down), Jean-Leon Gerome)

Daily Artwork — “Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down), Jean-Leon Gerome, 1872”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

1872 — Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down).  Oil paint on canvas.  Academic Art style. Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1901).  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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Posted by on February 22, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Ancient Rome: City of Firsts — Infographic

Ancient Rome: Supercity of Firsts

The city of Ancient Rome has always been the city that others aspire to become.  It is always amazing to me how a city thousands of years old was able to actually be so modern in many aspects.  Today’s inforgraphic highlights some of the many mainstays in city living that we take for granted today that had their origins in Ancient Rome, such as apartment living, shopping malls, daily mail delivery, running water, and even trash collection.  [VIA]

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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in Infographics

 

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Rome: Supercity — Infographic

Rome: the Supercity

Ancient Rome was once the most powerful empire in the world, covering almost the entirety of Western Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.  The seat of power for much of the empire’s existence was the city of Rome itself, unequaled in splendor in the ancient world and a city that saw a great deal of “firsts” that still exist in our modern cities.  Today’s infographic details many of these first and other impressive and astounding facts about the supercity of Rome.  [VIA]

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Infographics

 

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