Description 15 x 11 Watercolor;The Arch of Titus was built on the highest point on the Via Sacra and located just to the south-east of the Roman Forum, Rome. It was built to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem over the Jewish Zealots.History with the arch: In 66 AD Jewish Zealots started a revolt against the Roman occupation of Judea. Vespasian was sent from Rome to suppress the revolt. After Vespasian became emperor, his son Titus took over command of the besieging troops. Titus captured Jerusalem in 70 AD with four legions and the revolt was completely crushed after the fall of the Masada fortress in 72 AD. In 79 AD Titus succeeded his father as emperor of the Roman Empire. He died just two years later, in September 81 AD. The popular emperor was soon deified by the Roman Senate. Emperor Domitian, Titus's brother, and successor commissioned the construction of the Arch of Titus that same year to honor his late brother and to commemorate the victory in the Jewish War. The arch was dedicated in 85 AD with large festivities.The arch is constructed with fluted columns, and the spandrel of the arch has reliefs of the goddess Victory.The arch has provided the general model for many triumphal arches erected since the 16th centuryperhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the Arch of Triomphe in Paris, France.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.