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    known as the Etruscans, a typically overlooked people that laid the foundation for Rome to rise as one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. Etruscan people lived amongst the hills and central plains in Italy from around 900 to 400 BC. While their culture and way of life appear to be mysterious, thousands of translatable Etruscan texts as well as outside observations survive today to lend insight on the Etruscans. They are not as forgotten as most would assume, in fact, the amount of information on the Etruscans is no different than most other little-known archaic groups. From references and preserved works of art, we can delve into the land of Etruria and it’s people to…

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    Etruscan Mirrors Vs. Cloud Gate Modern versus Ancient, 2006 versus 300 B.C. and in some regards a culture versus a culture. The two pieces of art at face value are inconceivable to compare and seem distinctively different. Though, many differences there are a few similarities between the two pieces of art; The Etruscan Mirrors and The Cloud Gate that stem beyond the looks and into the symbolism and meaning for creation and the attempted message that the artists were trying to convey.…

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    In ancient Italy, before the Romans risen, there was the Etruscans. This civilization occupied the central region of the Italian peninsula, in the tenth century BCE; they have settled down in now called the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, Italy. Moreover, The Etruscan civilization shaped the early Roman society before they were conquered and absorbed; they made a profound influence to the Romans in which the Roman society adopted features and cultures such as artistic traditions ,…

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    The Tomb of the Augurs (main & right wall, Monterozzi necropolis, Tarquinia 520 BCE) depicts an elaborate ritual ceremony in which funerary games took place in honor of the dead. The entirety of this tomb consists of four walls, however, the artist(s) is unknown. The city of Tarquinia is one of the most powerful and prominent Etruscan centers known for its many fresco painted chamber tombs.0 An augur is a roman priest, however the Etruscan augur is an official who closely watches the game taking…

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    Etruscan Conquistadors

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    The beginning It all started when the Romans overthrew the Etruscan conquistadors in 509 B.C.E. The Etruscans had controlled Romans for hundreds of years. Once free the Romans made a republic, a government, where the citizens elected representatives to debate on their behalf. Citizen After the Romans broke free of the Etruscans, then made a republic and all men over 15 who were from the original tribes of Rome became citizens. Citizens of Rome perceived themselves from slaves and non-citizens…

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    Etruscan Terracotta

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    Greece or Rome, high society Etruscan ladies effectively partook in broad daylight life—going to meals, riding in carriages and being observers at (and members) out in the open occasions. Impressions of such opportunities are found all through Etruscan Art; pictures of ladies occupied with these exercises show up oftentimes in painting and in sculptures. Banquet Plaque (detail) from Poggio Civitate, early 6th century B.C.E., Etruscan, terracotta (Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate Museo…

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    This week our focus was on the Etruscans’ Orientalizing, Archaic, and Classical works of art. I will discuss the fibula with Orientalizing lions, Apollo of Veii, and Chimera de Arezzo. I will also talk about the videos, “A Place Called Etruria”, “Luxury Excess”, and “Enigma of the Etruscans”. The fibula with Orientalizing lions is from the Regolini-Galassi Tomb in Italy, circa 650-640 BCE. This artwork is made of gold, is eighteen inches high, and is now in the Vatican Museum in Rome. This…

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    Greek Pottery Analysis

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    the amphora. Painstakingly, he began to use the black pigment to paint the black figure of the warrior leaving home on his chariot, accompanied by other men and horses. Then he carefully painted the victorious Theseus with his arms around the Minotaur, adding detail with red and white pigment. After firing the jar for the final time, the artist packaged the jar and then haggled with a successful trader to earn a fair price for his vase. Because Greek pottery, and especially Athenian pottery,…

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    Chapter 8 – The Art of the Etruscans Q1. We can only interpret what the Etruscans were like through what’s left of their art and architecture. There is not a huge emphasis on gods in their art the way there is in other civilizations. They also seemed to place higher value on women. Wives participated in public life and frequented banquets with their husbands. Their personal belongings had inscriptions, suggesting that they were literate. Etruscan artists frequently depict myths where women…

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    Etruscan Culture Analysis

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    This week’s art lesson focused on the Etruscan culture and their contribution to ancient art and its development. The Etruscan’s were a small, but powerful force of people who greatly impacted early Rome. Sadly, they are not given as much credit as due, because not much of their literature or works have survived. However, what has survived shows a brilliant and inventive culture that greatly impacted the surrounding civilizations. While the Greeks focused more on creating art for the living. The…

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