University of Southampton OCS (beta), CAA 2012

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The Art of Making project: Capturing the Meaning of Ancient Roman Sculpture
Michele Pasin, John Bradley, Will Wootton, Benjamin Russell

Last modified: 2012-03-08


The “Art of Making in Antiquity: Stone Carving and Carvers in the Roman World” (http:// is a two-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust which started in July 2011. The project develops an innovative approach to Roman sculpture by interpreting carving techniques through the lens of practical craft expertise.
In particular, the project aims at building an innovative web resource around an unpublished photographic collection assembled by Peter Rockwell, a sculptor and expert on stone carving. The project is concerned with the relationship between mark and tool but, as importantly, with the sequence in which the marks were made. The aim is to enhance our understanding of the physical sculptural process and to investigate the relationship between the surviving objects and their makers.


Rome; sculpture; linked data; image archive; rdf ;