Art Projects on Romulus & Remus

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Art Projects on Romulus & Remus
Romulus and Remus were said to be saved as infants by a she-wolf. (Romulus and Remus image by Eishier from Fotolia.com)

Romulus and Remus were the legendary founders of the Roman Empire. These twins were said to be raised by a she-wolf. This duo is also associated with the stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation of Gemini. Use this ancient pair as inspiration for an art project.

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Sculpture

Make a replica of the famed Roman sculpture depicting the infant twins suckling a she-wolf. Use the medium of your choice or a combination of several. Your sculpture does not have to be an exact copy, but it should show the Romulus, Remus and the wolf.

Star Project

Recreate the constellation of Romulus and Remus, also called Gemini (the twins), on the ceiling or wall with a star chart. Print out a star chart showing the constellation. Prick holes in the constellation where the stars are. Turn out the lights and shine a flashlight from the back of the chart. Paint on the wall where the light shines through the holes marking the location of the stars.

Mural

Use the story of Romulus and Remus to create a large mural. Paint or draw several images of Romulus and Remus to outline their story. Include images of their abandonment at birth by their parents in a basket in the Tiber River, the she-wolf finding the basket containing the babies and Romulus killing his brother after they quarrelled over the location to found Rome.

Mosaic

Cut out or rip tiny pieces of tile or coloured paper and glue them onto a surface to create a mosaic showing Romulus and Remus. This mosaic resembles the tile mosaics seen in Roman historical sites. Sketch out the image you want to make into a mosaic before gluing the pieces of paper or tile down. This sketch will serve as a guide for laying out the mosaic pieces.

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