The art of the Republican period and the beginning of the Empire

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Sculpture and painting of the Republican period, initially reflected Etruscan influences. As the empire expanded, exposure to other cultures and the art of Greece reflected a more eclectic style. The building of religious buildings and palaces was of importance, but also they began to concentrate on the needs of the whole community, of the ordinary people, for which they developed new building forms, new structural principles and new building materials. The most important development in …

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…gathering with his arm outstretched and slightly raised. Art and architecture of the Republican period shows the gradual change in style as the empire was expanding and being exposed to different cultures. The development of concrete was a great advancement in this period and freed the builders from the limits that constructing with stones put on them. Above are a few examples of the impressive works of art that the Romans created in this period.