What are the most controversial Roman paintings, sculptures, or other works of art in Roman history?
I am taking a Roman Art/Architecture history course to fulfill a humanities/art requirement in my university's general ed. curriculum. I was assigned to write a paper about the topic of my choice. I am thinking of doing pieces of Roman art that caused outrage and controversy. For those who have knowledge of Roman art history, are there any controversial works of art that I can write about in my paper? Also, do you know of any online scholarly sources or books that I could gather information from?
I would greatly appreciate any help given. I have no knowledge of art history, so anything helps.
- LudwigLv 61 month ago
Certainly. There is a table piece found in Pompeii which depicts a naked lady lying on her back, genitalia displayed while a goat tries to mount her. There are many other such things.
- Anonymous2 months ago
"outrage and controversy" among who? The Romans themselves or the later Christians of the Renaissance and early Modern times?