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Coloseum Roma - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

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Coloseum Roma - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

Francis De Lassus Saint-Genies is a French artist born in Brittany at Val André in 1925. After his studies at Julian's Academy in Paris, he dedicates himself for a long time to the portrait. In search of the secret character of his models, he has to reach a very personal expression where the outer world, often inversed, encloses the reflection of the individual mystery.
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Francis De Lassus Saint-Genies is a French artist born in Brittany at Val André in 1925. After his studies at Julian's Academy in Paris, he dedicates himself for a long time to the portrait. In search of the secret character of his models, he has to reach a very personal expression where the outer world, often inversed, encloses the reflection of the individual mystery.
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© Tutt'Art@ | Pittura * Scultura * Poesia * Musica |
Francis De Lassus Saint-Genies is a French artist born in Brittany at Val André in 1925. After his studies at Julian's Academy in Paris, he dedicates himself for a long time to the portrait. In search of the secret character of his models, he has to reach a very personal expression where the outer world, often inversed, encloses the reflection of the individual mystery.
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© Tutt'Art@ | Pittura * Scultura * Poesia * Musica |

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built.

The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made under Domitian.  These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named for its association with their family name.

The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.

The name Colosseum has long been believed to be derived from a colossal statue of Nero nearby. This statue was later remodeled by Nero's successors into the likeness of the sun god, by adding the appropriate solar crown. Nero's head was also replaced several times with the heads of succeeding emperors. It came to be seen as an iconic symbol of the permanence of Rome.

In the 8th century, a famous epigram attributed to the Venerable Bede celebrated the symbolic significance of the statue in a prophecy that is variously quoted: Quamdiu stat Colisæus, stat et Roma; quando cadet colisæus, cadet et Roma; quando cadet Roma, cadet et mundus ("as long as the Colossus stands, so shall Rome; when the Colossus falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, so falls the world").

The Colossus did eventually fall, being pulled down to reuse its bronze. By the year 1000 the name "Colosseum" had been coined to refer to the amphitheatre. The statue itself was largely forgotten and only its base survives, situated between the Colosseum and the nearby Temple of Venus and Roma.


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