Early Roman art reflected that of the previous Etruscan civilization, but as time passed , the Romans developed an artistic style completely their own. One very unique aspect of the Roman civilization, which incorporated art, was the use of public baths. At first these public baths consisted merely of dressing room suites and bathing chambers. However these baths began to incorporate elaborately decorated libraries, lecture halls and open forums for the public to mingle among statues of their gods. In these chambers the walls were adorned with intricate mosaics and great tapestries, all of which demonstrated the Roman obsession with perfection. In many ancient ruins you can see the popular engravings depicting successful military strikes and defeat over opposing armies and civilizations. The Romans stone work wasn't limited to the walls of their buldings. Also they decorated the lids of stone coffins, the lids would contain a portrait of the deceased. White marble was commonly the median in the making Roman stone sculptures, though limestone was also widely employed due to it's lesser worth, and therefore more easily obtainable. The Romans were renowned in their time for their elaborate mosaics, and had developed four styles. The first style was incrustation, the second was perspective, the third fantastic, and the fourth known as impossible fantastic. These are some of the most outstanding aspects of the vast resources Roman art has to offer. The Romans had also developed many other forms of art, such as floor painting, jewelry making, metalworking, coin making, and glass blowing. All of which clearly display the strong sense of Roman pride.

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