5 edition of Art of the Etruscans; translated by Peggy Martin from the Italian.. found in the catalog.
|Statement||Thames and Hudson.|
|Publishers||Thames and Hudson.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 139 p. :|
|Number of Pages||99|
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The population increase was paralleled by a major investment in the construction and furnishing of tombs, but the survey also emphasised the other remarkable aspects of the Etruscans, their road building and drainage schemesin particular in the construction of deep cuttings often running for mile, zig zagging up hills.
The discovery of the skeleton of an Etruscan miner in revealed, however, that the working conditions of the time were terrible: his bones were badly arthritic, deformed by physical trauma and showed signs of a tumour caused by the smoke and fine dust. Many contemporary household bronzes are of outstanding quality with their cast components, for example the handles or feet, formed of well-composed groups of figures. As the Greeks emerged victorious from the Persian War, the Classical style appeared in Greece.
The Etruscans seem to have had well-organized, productive artisan workshops that churned out sarcophagi and funerary urns. The Etruscan culture and history. Even after true red-figure painting became the dominant style, some workshops continued to specialize in pseudo-red-figure painting into the fourth century BCE.
I suppose you could say that moneywise the Etruscans were not unlike the Romans: they certainly had a richer economy than the Romans, but it was not an economy built on money. Etruscan has the same Latin root of writing by what can be read without problems but cannot been understand anything of what is read.
From the mid 4th century BC modelling began to be used to portray depth and volume. The sculptors, inspired by the achievements of the Greek late Archaic style, created naturalistic figures capable of expressing both movement and emotion. Prisoners could also potentially be sacrificed on tombs as an honor to fallen leaders of Etruscan society, not unlike the sacrifices made by for.
Linguistic similarities connecting Etruscan with Raetic, a language spoken in the sub-Alpine regions of northeastern Italy, further militate against the idea of eastern origins.
They carved out structures of rock and volcanic stone—meant to last for eternity—and filled them with their most valuable and precious belongings. Imported from Greece The Etruscans did not produce all their ceramics themselves. Seven Etruscan skulls were found in Corneto Tarquinia in the years 1881 and 1882 and were given as present to Rostock's anatomical collection in 1882.
Subsequently, they spread southward across much of Lazio occupying the entire western of this part of Italy from the Arno to the Tiber. After a slow build-up in the Villanovan period, there is a population explosion between 800 and 750 BC.
The facial features, however, are not likely to constitute a true portrait, but rather partake of a formula for representing the male in Etruria in Archaic art.
This was the Etruscan civilization, a vanished culture whose achievements set the stage not only for the development of ancient Roman art and culture but for the Italian Renaissance as well.
Found near the woman were objects of various precious materials intended for personal adornment in the afterlife—a gold pectoral, gold bracelets, a gold brooch of outsized proportions, among other objects—as well as silver and bronze vessels and numerous other grave goods and furniture.