Describe the subjects with which the Etruscans painted their tomb walls. Why did they choose these subjects?
During which period was Etruscan civilization transformed? What encouraged this transformation, and how did it influence the arts?
Describe the general layout and materials used in Etruscan temples.
What horrified Greco-Roman authors about Etruscan women? To what extent were their beliefs about Etruscan women accurate?
Although Etruscan sculptures borrowed from Greek art, what qualities are uniquely Etruscan?
What were some of the influences on Roman architecture during the Republic?
Discuss the significance of Roman ancestor portraits during the Republic.
Discuss the significance of Livyâ€™s statement about the â€œcraze for works of Greek artâ€ relative to the development of Roman art.
How are the interior of the Pantheon and the treatment of space significant?
What was the Pax Augusta (Augustan Peace), and how did it influence or manifest in art of the period?
Describe new developments or innovations in Flavian portraiture in comparison with portraiture before the Flavian period.
What was â€œrole playingâ€ in Roman portraiture?
What measures did Diocletian take to restore order in the Late Empire, and how are they reflected in art?
From where did much of the sculptural decoration on Constantineâ€™s arch originate, and on what basis was it selected?
Google Art Question
Visit Connections/Reverence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at http://www.metmuseum.org/connections/reverence/#/Feature/ (Links to an external site.). Examine the Etruscan bronze chariot while metal conservator Armorer Hermes Knauer speaks. What is your response to the object and to the role of the museum conservator as described by Knauer? A Met site search for “Etruscan chariot” will provide additional images, videos, and documentation on the object.
Read this essay on Etruscan art at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/etru/hd_etru.htm (Links to an external site.). Then visit the Etruscan “kore” figure at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/17.190.2066 (Links to an external site.). Compare the Etruscan kore figure with the Greek archaic kore figures in your textbook. What characteristics are common among the figures?
Visit the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/ (Links to an external site.). Within the State Hermitage Museum locate the Portrait of Antinous as Dionysius. Examine the portrait carefully and comment on what things seem classical and what things seem realistic in the work.
Visit the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/ (Links to an external site.). Portrait of a Roman Woman in the State Hermitage Museum is often regarded as a reflection of contemplation. What details of the piece lend themselves to that interpretation.