Etruscan Gigantomachy, Gods vs Giants – Coloring the Past (74)

Etruscan Relief Showing the Battle Between Gods and Giants
Battle Between Gods and Giants, Etruscan, Art Institute of Chicago

We examine the use of color in ancient art to designate role, status, nature, and more, and discuss causes for the disappearance of polychromy in ancient art.

Side note: Why does the Egyptian God Osiris sometimes appear with black skin and sometimes with green skin?

Names dropped: Zeus, Athena, Olympians, Giants, Gaia, Osiris

This recording comes complete with all the juicy, unscripted, live-action museum gallery accents of noisy kids, beeping proximity alarms, and echoing reverb. Please forgive the poor sound quality.

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