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The Romans admired Greek art, as indicated by so many copies. Yet they were frequently uncomfortable with it. Why? Are there any parallels in American attitudes toward twentieth-century art? Provide at least two examples.

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A discussion on the reasons for discomfort with art, Romans for Greek and Americans for 20th Century art.

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Romans were a political and power society with the focus on having more, doing more, owning more. This was in contrast to the Greek's more philosophical focus. The Greeks were by no means, unwilling to gain power or have more, but in their philosophy and art, there was a more natural focus on the human - nature connection. The art evolved into more realistic forms and displayed both political views and religious views that attempted to marry the two views to explain their world. They human form and its association to ...

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