The Tempest by Giorgione
Description and analysis of one of the Castelfranco painter's most mysterious paintings
In the imagination of ancient Greek art, painting seems to play a minor role compared to architecture and famous sculptures, but is this really the case? In truth, we know that painters enjoyed the same prestige as sculptors, if not greater, and that great paintings adorned the halls of palaces, but unfortunately we can only imagine that wonder. We know Greek painting mainly through vascular painting, which cannot be a valid representative of their mastery, so this explains why there is little modern consideration for this branch of ancient Greek art.
The Etruscans were a people who lived between the 9th century and the 1st century B.C. in a large part of Italy, more precisely from what is now southern Veneto and south-eastern Lombardy to some areas of Campania, passing through Latium, Umbria, Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. But in addition to the military skills that enabled it to expand so much, the Etruscan civilisation distinguished itself for an important artistic production that arose during the Villanovan period (900-720 BC) and was subsequently developed thanks to the continuous trade with the Greeks.
Italy has one of the largest artistic heritages in the world, and there are just as many places that guarantee the preservation and exhibition of the works of art that make it up, to the point that the entire peninsula is scattered throughout the country, making it one big museum of eternal beauty.