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Fantasy digital painting (PS and three texture)
Inspired by Roman architecture .
My texture – http://www.canstockphoto.com/stock-image-portfo...
Another version is at http://fineartamerica.com/featured/-colosseum-a...

The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre , is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.

Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian’s reign (81–96). The name “Amphitheatrum Flavium” derives from both Vespasian’s and Titus’s family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).

Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum 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 building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

Although in the 21st century it stays partially ruined because of damage caused by devastating earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross” procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is also depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

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rome, italy, architecture, colosseum, coliseum, amphitheatre, texture, mythology, gladiator, circusdigital, yellow, blue, stage, plaza, shrine

Comments

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    wow! giant! great work andy and great choice ;)

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Fabulous image!

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerover 2 years ago

    Excellent work Andy.

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 2 years ago

    The beauty of the Coliseum is awesome in this colour tone. Great mood my friend :)

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    excellent, impressive work

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Fabulous!!!!!

  • NolsNZ
    NolsNZover 2 years ago

    Nice work Andy – really well done. Fav for me. Cheers, Nola.

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 2 years ago

    Fantastic Artwork Andy,…

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Wow every time you do better .awesome work Andy . Fantastic image

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Andy.

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