The Treasures of Ancient Rome

September 2016

Warts 'n' All

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Art critic Alastair Sooke reveals how the Romans went from being mere copycats to pioneering a new style of warts 'n' all realism in the first of a three-part series.

Pomp and Perversion

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From Claudius's pleasure palace to Hadrian's Pantheon, see the artistic legacy of Rome's eccentric emperors with Alastair Sooke. Sex and violence are key themes.
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