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Miranda Johansson

When looking over Roman art and architecture, I see a lot of similarities from 1800 and 1900 architecture in society today. For example, the layout of the Pantheon seems to be something that was popular when constructing buildings of political importance (for example the White House). A lot of churches even have steeples and domes, and this seems to be an influence from Roman architecture.

I also noticed that portraits, busts, and statues, and it seems that these are popular artworks that we still see today. We have the statue of Abraham Lincoln, and I’ve seen busts of various Presidents as well. This type of signifying the political or religious importance of an individual is even noted on how we have the faces of Presidents on our money. This is not just in the United States, a lot of countries do this.