Entries tagged with "Etruscan (culture or style)"

Etruscan specialist. Banti worked at the Vatican Library between 1930 and 1940 and on the excavations at Crete before her appointment to the University of Rome in the history of religions. In 1948 she was appointed chair of archaeology at the University of Pavia, moving two years later to Florence to teach Etruscan studies, 1950-65 [Archivio biografico italiano states 1954-74]. She also lectured at various American universities during this time. In 1965 she became director of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi, which she held until 1972.

Etruscan scholar; co-authored original Pelican History of Art volume on Etruscan architecture. Boëthius was born to a family with a long tradition in ecclesiastical traditions. He attended the university of Uppsala (with periods also at the university in Berlin), initially in Greek studies before changing to ancient Italy. He received his Ph.D. from Uppsala in 1918. He was a lecturer there (1919-25) and also at the British School in Athens. He assisted in the excavations of Mycenae, 1921-24.

Archaeologist and art historian; specialist in ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan art. Brendel's father was a church minister in Nuremberg, Bavaria and the younger Brendel retained a lifelong interest in theology himself. He attended the Neues Gymnasium where he early on developed an interest in classical studies. As a youth he joined the Wandersvogel youth, hiking and singing in the German countryside during the years of economic hardship of the first World War. He painted and played both the cello and piano as part of evening's entertainment with his family.

Archaeologist and art historian of Etruscan and prehistory. Brizio studied and excavated at the sites of Pompeii and the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) in Rome. His association with Enrico Brunn at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) taught him formal analysis of Greek art, the basis for his later art history. He traveled to Greece in 1874. In 1876 he was named chair at the University of Bologna for archaeology and numismatics. His lectures exposed his students to the German stylistic analysis.

American scholar of Etruscan art. Hall graduated from Smith College in 1899 and attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr. In 1903 received a fellowship via Bryn Mawr to the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. At the School, she was invited to participate on the expedition to Gournia, part of the "Wells-Houston-Cramp Expeditions" (1901-1904) led by the archaeologist Harriet Boyd Hawes (1871-1945). After returning to Bryn Mawr in 1905, she wrote her dissertation on the decorative bronze-age art of Crete in 1908. She was hired at Mount Holyoke College in the same year.

Italian archaeologist, monuments conservator, and authority on Etruscan vase painting. Fèa received a degree in law from the University of Rome (the Sapienza). He took priestly orders, and after a successful, brief career as a lawyer, he edited an edition of Geschichte der Kunst des Altertums of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Storia della Arti (1783) adding a personal essay "Dissertation on the Ruins of Rome" (Sulle rovine di Roma). He worked as the librarian of the Biblioteca Chigiana.

Art historian of classical Roman and Etruscan art; associated with Fascism in Itlay. Giglioli studied under Emanuel Löwy and Rodolfo Lanciani. He fought as a solider in World War I. While on leave, he published the Apollo of Veii in 1916. After the war, he occupied the chairs of ancient topography, beginning in 1923, and classical art history, 1925, at the University of Rome. He was elected a city councilor and in 1935, parliamentary deputy to Rome.

Archaeologist and historian of Renaissance art; early developer of systematic Etruscology. Gori took religious orders and was a priest of the Baptistry of S. Giovanni in Florence beginning in 1717 and prior there from 1746. He studied under Anton Maria Salvini (1653-1729) and was inspired by the Etruscan studies of Filippo Buonarroti (1661-1733). Gori was appointed a professor of history at the Liceo of Florence. An early work on classical inscriptions, Inscriptiones graecae et latinae, appeared in 1727. It was about this time, too, that he developed an interest in Renaissance art history.

Historian of Etruscans including their art; early excavator of Etruscan tombs. Guarnacci was born to a wealthy, noble family. In 1726 he moved to Rome to participate as a cleric in the church. Returning to his native Volterra on holidays, he began excavating the recently discovered Etruscan tombs. He did so with this two brothers, Piero and Giovanni Guarnacci. Their first excavation in 1738 resulted in the discovery of ten vases.

Scholar of classical Greek, Roman and Near Eastern art; renowned archaeologist. Hanfmann's family migrated from Russia to Germany when was 10. In Germany he studied first at the University in Jena, and then at Munich where he studied under Ernst Buschor and Hans Diepolder. His degree was finally granted at the Friedrich Wilhelms Universität in Berlin.

Specialist in Etruscan and classical Greek and Roman art, particularly architectural history, and large mosaics and paintings. Herbig was the son of Etruscan scholar Gustav Herbig (1868-1925). He was wounded while fighting in World War I. After the war he studied at the universities of Rostock, Breslau and finally Heidelberg, where he was awarded his degree. His dissertation was on windows in ancient architecture, Das Fenster in der Architektur des Altertums, granted in 1925 (published in 1929). He further studied during travels to Italy and Greece.

Specialist in Etruscan art and culture. Professor of Archaeology at Rostock University 1881-1905, Göttingen University, 1907-1917. notes about Körte's opinions on Giotto appear in Richard Offner's annotated catalog of the 1937 Mostra Giottesca.

Specialist in ancient Roman and Etruscan art. Professor of Archaeology at the University of Hamburg, (1930-?).

Archaeologist of Etruscan civilization and art. In 1937, Pallottino wrote an article debunking the so-called "Etruscan Warrior" purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (by John Marshall under the direction of Gisela M. A. Richter) as a forgery. Richter remained unconvinced, but Pallottino was ultimately proven correct by the scholar Harold Parsons in 1961. Pallottino pointed out the Greek Hellenized world that Etruscan art emerged from. He wrote the volume on Etruscan Painting (1952) for Albert Skira's series on Great Centuries of Painting.

Etruscan bronzes scholar; professor University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1968-1979. Hill was the daughter of William Hurd Hill and Emeleen Carlisle (Hill). Her mother's reading to her of a juvenile version of the Odyssey captured the girl's imagination for classical studies. She entered Radcliffe College, where she would obtain all her degrees, receiving an A.B. (in geology), in 1932. After graduation, she went to Athens and the American School of Classical Studies, but a virulent case of amoebic dysentery forced an evacuation to Rome in 1933.