The art of the first Christians develops in Rome and in the Italic peninsula in the first four centuries of our era.

Eventhough it was inspired in Roman art, it lacks the quality that characterized it. Neither its painting nor its sculpture or its architecture show great talent, however, they manifest a symbolism that opposes the realism of Roman artists. The first Christians don't see in art a way of expressing beauty, but one of transmiting their faith and beliefs as well as to teach them.

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