Much of the art that we have seen this semester was made (or later appropriated) for propagandistic purposes. How do you see this coming in to play with Roman art and architecture?
The Four Tetrarchs is a great example of how Roman architecture has played a role in propaganda. By putting the four sons of Constantine on display in Venice, the Romans were showing how great one may look or how powerful you could be. The statues were adorned with a traditional military cap, this could have been a way for the Romans to encourage young men to join the military. The shoes were even adorned with gems at one point. This could have shown the people of Rome just how important the young emperors were.