Comparing The Etruscan Civilization Between C. 1000 And 100 B.c

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1. The Etruscan civilization flourished between c. 1000 and 100 B.C. also known as the Iron Age (Villanovan) in Etruria or what is now known as modern day Tuscany, Italy. Etruria’s southern area was bordered by the Tiber River and its northern area was bordered by the Arno River in which the areas were broken up into city states ruled by their own rulers.
2. The Apollo of Veii is a 5ft. 10 in. painted sculpture molded out of terra-cotta. This sculpture was originally a decoration on the roof of a temple built by the Etruscans. Both the Greek and Etruscan’s style of art was similar, with that being said the particular sculpture is a resemblance of the Greek Archaic style of art. The curvilinear style along with the flat surface patterns of the folds of the drape/ clothes he was wearing, the diagonal calf muscles radiating from beneath the knee, the smile, and the style in which the hair was made (long locks) are the same characteristics of Archaic Greek art. The difference between the Etruscan and Greek art form lies in the clear and crisp contours, forms and stylization, of Apollo’s body along with the fact that he is depicted as striding (showing fluid flowing movement). This is also what makes the sculpture of Apollo of Veii realistic because the sculpture not only shows fluid motion (the position of his legs and his stretched out arms) but also the expression that is on Apollo’s face.
3. Women are portrayed more equal to men, and have a place in Etruscan society unlike…
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