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Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Gladiator’s Gate in Rome Colosseum

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Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Gladiator’s Gate in Rome Colosseum

The fascinating thing about history is its effervescent nature. We can gaze at an image such as this one and understand intellectually that warriors walked through these gates thousands of years ago to cheering crowds, yet it is still not truly comprehensible how long ago that was.

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Now you have the chance to get your own piece to evoke those proactive emotions every time you step into your gallery. Gaze in amazement at the same stones, the gladiators of Rome stood on as they awaited the battlefield for their chance at glory and honor.


The history of Roman architecture reverberates through this picture to the viewers conveying a timeless sense of mastery as the stones hang suspended only by natural forces. The Romans' influence is felt subtly throughout each of our lives daily; however, subtly, it may present itself.

To foster a better appreciation of this piece, one must first turn their attention to the history and significance of Roman architecture. The story of which is nearly as old as the Roman themselves. They first began to learn and cultivate architectural techniques by looking to Greek architecture for inspiration, but it quickly developed its own essence.
Context of Rome Colosseum and the Gladiators Gate
The Colosseum or the Flavian amphitheater, as it was known in its day, was one of the largest structures ever built by man at the time of its inception. It marked a significant achievement for human society as never before was so much work put into something that would ultimately serve as an entertainment venue.

It was a symbol of the prosperity of the Roman Empire during its height of power. Capable of holding up to fifty thousand spectators at a single event, the Colosseum was in service for over three hundred years. Across the floors of the structure, you’ll find evidence of all three major Roman architecture styles: Ionic, Doric, and Cornithinic.

The building had eighty different places designed for people to enter and exit. The majority of them were for the general public’s admission. Two of them were for the emperor of Rome exclusively. The final two were reserved specifically for the gladiators.

These two unique doors had their own names. One was the Porta Libitina and the other the Porta Sanivivaria. These were where gladiators would enter and exit if they were dead or living, respectively. There was a special reverence held for both of these entrances by the Roman people. It is easy to imagine why thanks to the impressive size of the stone pieces used in the construction of the archways that support the entrance used by gladiators in the Colosseum.

Commentary Regarding This Piece

In this piece by Kurt Schmidt, we see the result of years worth of travel detailing his adventures through the telegraphic lenses of a camera. While in Rome, he found the Colosseum, especially tantalizing, and the imposing stone blocks used in the gladiatorial entrance were irresistible.

The angle of the shot gives us an upward angled view of the entryway. The subtle upward tilt lends to the inherent respect the place demands from visitors for the fallen gladiators who once walked its paths. As you peer at the ominously positioned stones above poised, ready to crash to the floor below at a moment's notice.

The sensation of an elongating corridor is difficult to overcome. You see, the ambient lighting placed strategically along the floor and among the rafters creates a sense of unworldly depth to the images. Lose your sense of self in the ancient hallways of the Roman Colosseum and add this piece to your personal collection today.
About Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection
The Schmidt collection of fine art has been around only since March of 2020. Yet they molded a formidable reputation in that short time. They have several different selections featuring pieces from the founder Kurt Schmidt and many pieces from local artists who have donated to the gallery.

This particular piece belongs to the Schmidt collection from Kurt Schmidt himself. There are many pieces featuring images collected along the road of his travels. Whether you are looking for an exposition on underwater sea life or ancient architecture, there is something for you in this collection.
Art Gallery Order and Selection Process
If you are interested in this piece or any other from our collection, you can order your very own today. They will be available with several different options to customize your order, including a variety of frame choices. Pick your favorite size and have it ordered to receive it as soon as possible.

If you have any questions you need answering, feel free to contact the gallery directly by sending an email to the gallery directly. The email address can be found on the ‘contact us’ page of the website. We are happily awaiting your requests.

The majority of products are available for immediate shipment. Some orders will need to be placed on particular order to have the requested items fabricated for the individual precisely. If this is the case, your order could take a few days to process and ship. It is essential that we deliver the best product in the best condition each time for every customer, and this takes time occasionally.

Perfect Fit For a Donation to an Art Gallery or Friendly Conniseur

This picture of the Roman gladiatorial entryways is the perfect piece for donation to an art gallery or as a gift to a friend. There are few galleries a beautiful image of exquisite Roman architecture such as this would not be immediately welcomed with open arms. It is a style that fits and matches almost anything.

Perhaps you know someone that is enamored with the history and culture of the Roman people. Maybe you are interested in it yourself. Regardless this piece will do its part to cultivate exactly the type of atmosphere cultivated in the gallery of your choosing.

Try to find a part of the gallery that has more of a focus on earthy tones if you are trying to limit any type of color clash that might be caused by the addition of this piece to your gallery. The majority of the image is found in earthy colors such as brown and different shades of beige. This lets it fit in easily with any gallery that contains hues of colors similar to these and other earth tones.


About Kurt Schmidt The Artist

Kurt Schmidt is the lead artist for this collection and the founder of this gallery. He has not always worked in the art industry, but he has always held a passion for the arts deep in his heart. This year he decided to throw caution to the wind and launch a startup focused on providing broader access to art in his community.

Since that point in time, it has received significant local community support as a place for local artists to showcase their work and for citizens to receive a dose of culture right in their hometown.

Currently, the gallery is an online-only forum, but it has plans to establish a physical location in the future. For the time being, all pieces are bailable to view right on the gallery’s website, where you can also order copies of pieces that you particularly fancy. Kurt continues to hone his craft by developing his photographic technique and managing the online gallery to this day.


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