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Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum

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ISBN: 9781606064856 Year: Pages: 243 Language: English
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Subject: History of arts
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In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economicalunlike stone suitable for carvingclay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness. Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily attest to the prolific coroplastic workshops that supplied sacred and decorative images for sanctuaries, settlements, and cemeteries. Sixty terracottas are investigated here by noted scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, comprising a selection of significant types from the Getty

Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

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ISBN: 9781606064986 Year: Pages: 88 Language: English
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The mosaics in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum span the second through the sixth centuries AD and reveal the diversity of compositions found throughout the Roman Empire during this period. Elaborate floors of stone and glass tesserae transformed private dwellings and public buildings alike into spectacular settings of vibrant color, figural imagery, and geometric design. Scenes from mythology, nature, daily life, and spectacles in the arena enlivened interior spaces and reflected the cultural ambitions of wealthy patrons. This online catalogue documents all of the mosaics in the Getty Museum

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