Natural positioning, the way people may be posed in a symposium
Volcanic stone – called Tufa. Romans used this. Had certain advantages, before it is dug up, it is quite soft, almost like clay
Types of sarcophogai. Tombs would be places in the niches. The decorations is derived from the designs of contemporary
Connected to natural depictions in Greek art, also Egyptian influences, especially in the differentiating skin tones of the males and females. Shows musicians playing, and spectators being served from basins.
Shows fishers, divers, bird, and a scene of hunting. Pleasant, natural landscape that sound accompany the deceased in death. These images from the tombs are from the 5th and 6th centuries BCE, when Etruscans were at the height of their power. Afterward, the Romans began to gain more power. And Etruscan culture was infiltrated into Roman art and culture.
One of the only evidences of architecture. Designed to be a city gate, leading into the city. It was incorporated into a wall that was built around the medieval period.
Significant architecture because it provides one of the first systems of architecture that is perfected by the Romans. It combines Greek architecture with their own. The use of applied column, with tablature. Not full, rounded, free standing columns – applied decoratively as a flat surface: called pilasters. Clear Greek influence. The Arch, however, was never seen within Greek architecture – it was considered not worthy of representation architecture. The Romans, however, recognized it for its superior qualities of support. The sculpture that is seen are figures of classical mythology. Jupiter, flanked by his two sons Castor and Pollix (sp?) They represent a symbol of power, to declare the power of the city, as depicted in the art.
Later Etruscan art is characterized by extreme high quality. Sculptures not make with terracotta, but cast bronze. This figure was made at the time when Romans were gaining extreme amounts of power. What characterizes this figure as Etruscan is the inscription. This figure has his hand raised, to indicate that he is a public speaker. He raises his hand so as to call a crowd of people to order before speaking. He is wearing an outfit that expresses that he is of high Roman order. Shows the collaboration and influence of Rome on Etruscan art
Capitoline because it was associated with the Capitol Hill in Rome. This sculpture is based on the legend that the founders of Rome were the brothers Romulus and Remus, who were raised by a wolf.
The infants were later added during the renaissance. The original sculptures of Romulus and Remuswere lost.
2011 survey etruscan
Etruscan Art<br />
Map of the Mediterranean region ca. 500 BC <br />