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Visual Arts History
Visual Arts History 1040
Cody Barteet

THE ETRUSCANS - Central Ital peninsula - During the early first millennium BCE, the Etruscans emerged as a people with a culture distinct from those of other Italic peoples and the Greeks EARLY ETRUSCAN ART - In the seventh century BCE, traded metals from their mines for foreign goods and began to produce jewelry and other luxury objects decorated with motifs modeled on those found on imports from the Near East - Etruscan kings ruled Rome until 509 BCE - admired Greek art and architecture but did not copy Greek works - Fibula with Orientalizing lions, from the Regolini-Galassi Tomb, Cerveteri, Italy, ca. 650–640 BCE - This huge gold pin found with other Orientalizing jewelry in a Cerveteri tomb combines repoussé and granulation and is the work of an Etruscan artist, but the lions are Near Eastern motifs - Model of a typical Etruscantemple, sixth century BCE, as described by Vitruvius - Similar to Grk but not exactly, platform w/ columns, sculptures on top, axial entry, one direction - were made of wood and mud brick, columns and stairs only at the front - Terracotta statuary on roof - Apulu (Apollo), from the roof of the Portonaccio temple,Veii, Italy, ca. 510–500 BCE - The Veii Apulu was part of a statuary group depicting a Greek myth. - Distinctly Etruscan, however, are the god’s vigorous motion and gesticulating arms and the placement of the statue on a temple roof. - Sarcophagus with reclining couple, from Cerveteri, Italy, ca. 520BCE - Painted terracotta - Unexpected, speculation about equality btwn sexes (more ‘equal’ than Grk) - Aerial view of Banditaccia necropolis, Cerveteri, Italy, seventh to second centuries BCE - Shit buried in tombs - Tumuli in the Banditaccia necropolis, Cerveteri, Italy, seventh to second centuries BCE - Buried several generations of families in multi-chambered rock-cut underground tombs covered by great earthen mounds (tu
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