Women's Status In Etruscan Art

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Alexandra Starykh
IB Art History SL

To what extent women status in Etruscan Art differs from Greek Art.

Women 's status is a complex issue and a hard-to-define subject. Around the world, women 's status in each society and culture varies in different ways. Especially if we speak about centuries BC. In some societies, women 's status improved gradually, while in other, it declined or remained unchanged.Throughout history, society has stereotyped women, making it merely impossible for women to achieve her goals and desires in life. In life and in this county women have always been treated as second best by biased men. Women have always been treated like they are never good enough for opportunities
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The husband could give his wife a divorce for no reason. On the contrary, the wife could demand divorce only on the basis of the most extreme circumstances to which adultery is not treated.In fact such a position of a women was very much alike in Ancient Times in many existing civilizations-Babylon,Egypt, Jews. The women there had the same social status- ' 'GYNE"". Which means ' 'ones who bears the children ' '.The wife for the husband was ' 'The first among the servants". On the contrary, the women for the pleasure were the hetaera.They have more privileges than the wives and were the great part of male society. They were in demand as courtesans,entertainers,conversationalists. The role of women in Greece can be studied by analyzing how women are portrayed in art. Most historical finds evidence that ancient female images are ancient goddesses, mythical creatures. Or very wealthy aristocrat.But never the less, women were important to the ancient Greeks. It may have been because they were able to develop their beauty. Depicting men the Greeks glorified the beauty of the perfect body. The statues and other masterpieces were done with the perfect proportions, nude.The Greeks thought their Goddesses were also the most beautiful in the world- as all and everything in Greece! Or they were very much impressed by the power of women to give birth to a child. That was very important for…show more content…
The Etruscans - the mysterious people who created their civilization around the 8th century BC in what is now Italy 's north-west of Rome. Their culture has had its influence on ancient Greece first, and then to the Ancient Rome, to the point that the first Roman emperors were the Etruscans.Etruscan cities were developed commercial and religious centers, they were decorated with a lot of wonderful stone ceremonial buildings, sculptures, frescoes and other works of art. Etruscan masters of smelted copper and iron, and farmers cultivated cereals, flax and grapes. Etruscan merchant ships sailed the seas and oceans.Etruscan art is different bright originality and to a large extent based on the idea of death and the afterlife. In the neighborhood with their cities Etruscans built necropolis , and if the "living city" was built of wood and clay and quickly destroyed, the "city of the dead" were built forever. Tombs carved in a rock, or evolved from a stone. In VII BC. e. Etruscans put in tombs rich funerary gifts of gold jewelry (brooch from the tomb Regolini-Galassi), bowls and dishes made of silver, bronze tripods and cauldrons (SITULA of tombs in Chiusi). Indispensable attribute of any of the tomb was a mirror. The famous Etruscan bronze mirror from one side polished to a shine, on the other hand - decorated with a magnificent engraved (Dioscuri with Helen and Aphrodite Etruscan mirror.).Tombs walls showed the presentation of the Etruscans on the transition to

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