ROMAN CAPITAL … or how letters were carved for the emperor
This time the Črkoslikarije’s time machine will stop in ancient Rome: in times of the Latin language and at the birth of the Latin writings, in the period of the Roman emperor Trajan, who ruled Rome from 98 to 117 AD. A magnificent, 35-meter-high pillar was erected in honour of his rule that stands still today. The pillar design inspired many other pillars that were to build later. The spiral on the pillar with reliefs depicts more than 2500 scenes that artistically depict the wars between the Romans and the Dacians. An inscription with the famous ruler Trajan was engraved on the main board at the entrance of the high pillar leading to the spiral staircase. The inscription is important because this script served as a basis for future records and is considered to be the birth of Latin. The shapes of these letters are called monumental Roman capitals and are the basis for Latin capital letters.
At the workshop, we will paint Roman numerals with three-dimensional concave/convex shading.