Issuing a damnatio memoriae he set out to systematically erase the memory of Maxentius.
During the Middle Ages, the Arch of Constantine was incorporated into one of the family strongholds of ancient Rome, as shown in the painting by Herman van Swanevelt, here.
Works of restoration were first carried out in the 18th century, There has been much controversy over the origins of the arch, with some scholars claiming that it should no longer be referred to as Constantine's arch, but is in fact an earlier work from the time of Hadrian, reworked during Constantine's reign, Whatever the faults of Maxentius, his reputation in Rome was influenced by his contributions to public building.
) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill.
It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312.
Gone, finally are elaboration of detail and differentiation of surface texture.
Faces are cut rather than modelled, hair takes the form of a cap with some superficial stippling, drapery folds are summarily indicated by deeply drilled lines." The commission was clearly highly important, if hurried, and the work must be considered as reflecting the best available craftsmanship in Rome at the time; the same workshop was probably responsible for a number of surviving sarcophagi. Up until now, the only options for fans to revisit the series were scattered streaming services. The extra features list is admittedly a bit light, but hey, at least we’re getting a release (for a while there, it was starting to look like a lost cause). Warner Archive Collection has announced a complete series Blu-ray release, compiling the entire 13-episode run into one place.Above the archways is placed the attic, composed of brickwork reveted (faced) with marble.A staircase within the arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, on the west side, facing the Palatine Hill.Constantine's Arch is an important example, frequently cited in surveys of art history, of the stylistic changes of the 4th century, and the "collapse of the classical Greek canon of forms during the late Roman period", although it should be noted that where the head of an earlier emperor was replaced by that of Constantine the artist was still able to achieve a "soft, delicate rendering of the face of Constantine" that was "a far cry from the dominant style of the workshop".