• Fun Fact Friday

    Fun Fact Friday: Waterfall Edition

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina is the widest waterfall in the world and contains 275 separate waterfalls each 200-270 feet tall.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog series the last two months talking about my favorite ancient civilization the Etruscans.  We’re changing things up this week and are talking fun facts about waterfalls this time! I just have to take a quick second to mention… today is the day!  The opening…

  • Art History,  Fun Fact Friday

    Fun Fact Friday: The Last of the Etruscans

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - When the Romans conquered Volsinii from the Etruscans in 265 BCE they confiscated 2000 bronze statues and melted them for coinage.

    So you’ve been reading along the last several Fridays and you’ve been thinking, why have I never heard of this ancient civilization before?  (Or if you haven’t been reading along and need to catch up you can go here.)  Well, it may have something to do with the old Winston Churchill…

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    Fun Fact Friday: The Etruscans and Sculpture

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Etruscans broke away from the Greek tradition of idealized youthful bodies by sculpting more realistic mature versions of their subjects. This was also later seen in Roman sculpture.

    Happy Friday!  Did you know that the ancient civilization of the Etruscans is my favorite civilization?  If you answered no that means you probably haven’t been following along with my blog this past month.  You can go catch up over here. This week a little bit about their sculpture and how…

  • About Artist,  Fun Fact Friday

    Fun Fact Friday: The Etruscans and Portraits

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Etruscans were one of the first civilizations to use True Portraiture (capturing the image and character of a specific person instead of generic figures).

    I’m still talking about the Etruscans (they are my favorite ancient civilization after all).  And this might just be the thing I find most interesting about them! The Etruscans broke away from the generic style of drawing portraits used by the Egyptians and Greeks and began portraying individualized detail of…

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    Friday Fun Fact: the Etruscans and Metalwork

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Etruscan metalwork shows the most advanced metallurgic techniques in the ancient Mediterranean. Some of their work still have not been able to be duplicated today.

    All this month I’ve been talking about the ancient civilization of the Etruscans.  They are my favorite ancient civilizations and existed between the Greek and Roman periods.  One of the things that makes the Etruscans so fascinating to me is their impact in the art world.  They were especially known for…

  • Fun Fact Friday

    Fun Fact Friday: The Etruscans Pt3

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Etruscan art was greatly influenced by Greek culture. This influence can be seen in their connection to current subjects, materials, and style trends from Greece.

    Do you know about the Etruscans? They’re one of my favorite ancient civilizations and existed between the Greek and Roman periods. I watched a fascinating documentary series on Great Courses called the Mysterious Etruscans about them recently.  Many people don’t know about this ancient civilization and their impact on history,…

  • Fun Fact Friday

    Fun Fact Friday: The Etruscans Pt2

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Bucchero was a technique used by the Etruscan artists for pottery. The clay piece was burnished then fired in an oxygen-starved kiln which resulted in a black shiny surface.

    If you read last Friday’s blog post you know that the Etruscans are one of my favorite ancient civilizations.  They existed between the Greek and Roman periods.  I watched a fascinating documentary series on Great Courses called the Mysterious Etruscans about them last week, so I’m sharing some highlights about…

  • Art History,  Fun Fact Friday

    Fun Fact Friday: The Etruscans

    Fun Fact Friday graphic - Categories of Etruscan Art: Tomb paintings, Bronze statues, Gold jewelry, Terra-cotta works.

    Do you know about the Etruscans? They’re one of my favorite ancient civilizations and existed between the Greek and Roman periods. I watched a fascinating documentary series on Great Courses called the Mysterious Etruscans about them this week, so I thought I’d share some things about them these next couple…