A young Spanish sculptor and the person behind the Cesares de Roma project decided to commemorate three notorious Roman emperors – César, Auguste and Néron – by carving hyperrealistic bust sculptures for each of them.
“Césares de Roma aims to be a didactic reference in terms of new ways of spreading classical culture based on emotional learning. Julio Caesar will be the starting character of this unique exhibition in the world, which will teleport the visitor to classical Rome [as it progresses] from the final stages of the Roman Republic to the decline of the Julio-Claudia dynasty.”
Julio Caesar, the last Roman Dictator
Julius Caesar is probably the most recognized Roman emperor. He was a military general, a historian and a ruthless dictator in the Greco-Roman world.
Octavian Augustus was the first Roman emperor
Augustus, the first emperor to govern the Roman Empire, came to power after the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar. Augustus is considered one of the greatest administrative geniuses in history.
Nero, the emperor who was famous for his cruelty
Nero (also called Nero Claudius) was the fifth Roman emperor, whose rule is usually associated with tyranny and extravagance.
Some say that it was Nero who started the great fire of Rome, a disaster that devastated the city on July 18, 64 AD. The emperor saw the fire as a perfect opportunity to rebuild Rome in the Greek style and his planned palace would, if it were finished, cover around a third of the city.