Interior of Santa Costanza
From: Rome, Italy
Santa Costanza is a 4th century church in Rome, Italy. The interior of the church draws much of its inspiration and looks from earlier Roman buildings and architecture. The columns, for example, directly draw from a roman heritage. The church survives in essentially its original form and is a prime example of early Christian art and architecture.
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen to show christian architecture, and how it was so similar to normal roman architecture at the time. This allows a glimpse into who was becoming Christians at the time, as we can clearly see that the people who had the same values in what made a building beautiful in Rome, were being converted into Christians.