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Etruscan Art and Architecture

Etruscan Art and Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will focus on the art and architecture of the Etruscans

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Tutorial

This lesson discusses the elements of Etruscan art and architecture, and looks at how these changed after the Roman Conquest.

Citations

Image of Reconstruction of Etruscan Temple, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Villa_Giulia_ricostruzione_del_tempio_etrusco_03.JPG; Image of Tomb of the Reliefs, Cerveteri, Photo by Alessandro Antonelli, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tomba_dei_rilievi_2.jpg; Image of Tomb of the Leopards, Tarquinia, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tarquinia_Tomb_of_the_Leopards.jpg; Image of Sarcophagus with Reclining Couple, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Etruscan_sarcophagus.jpg; Image of Capitoline Wolf, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:She-wolf_of_Rome.JPG; Image of Chimera of Arezzo, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chimera_d%27arezzo,_firenze,_09.JPG; Image of Sarcophagus of Lars Pulena, Photo by Robin Iversen Ronnlund, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sarcophagus_of_the_magistrate.jpg; Image of Aule Metele, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:L%27Arringatore.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Archaic Smile

    The stiff, unnaturalistic facial expression seen in many Archaic Kouros and Kore figures.

  • Ridgepole

    The ridged element at the top of Etruscan temples.

  • Podium

    An elevated platform.

  • Stucco

    A plaster used for coating wall surfaces.

  • Low Relief

    A type of relief sculpture in which the three-dimensional element only extends from the wall surface a little bit.

  • Sarcophagus

    A stone coffin, often decorated with sculpture.