(800 - 225 BCE)

ETRURIA (PRE-ROME)

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CONTENT: What do you see?

FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.

CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.

FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.

Assignments:

READINGS: 

 

UNIT SHEET: below 

 

SNAPSHOT Sheet:

Etruscan Unit Sheet

APAH 250 Images:

Vocabulary:

necropolis

sarcophagus
terra cotta
portico
tufa
tumulus

pseudo peripteral temple

29. Sarcophagus of the Spouses

31. Temple of Minerva

31. Apollo from Veii

32. Tomb of the Triclinium (Tomb of the Leopards)

Additional Images:

Capitoline Wolf

The Orator


 

Etruscan Unit Sheet:

But how can I tell Greek Temples from Etruscan?

                

 

             Greek Temples                                    Etruscan Temples

Colonnade:

Around entire perimeter.                             Columns only in front.

Steps:

Three steps around perimeter.                   Steps only in front.

Porch:

In front of, and behind, the cella.                Only in front of the cella.

Podium:

Small, consisting of three steps.                 Tall, with steps only in front.

Cella:

One room.                                                      Three rooms.

Pediment:

Closed and decorated with sculpture.        Open and not decorated.

Sculpture:

In pediments, metopes, and frieze.             On the roof.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

A very special thank you to Dr. Robert Coad for his infinite wisdom, amazing workshops, gift of materials and time, and years of support.

Another special thank you to Ms. Marsha Russell for her devotion to teaching and generosity in sharing her materials and knowledge with all of us.

Thank you to Valerie Park for her inspirational AP Art History web site that guided the creation of this site.

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