The History of Greek Vases

Potters, Painters and Pictures


Author: John Boardman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500285930

Category: Art

Page: 320

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This book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive survey of Greek vases by the outstanding world authority on classical archaeology and art. In it, John Boardman sketches the stylistic history of Greek vases and goes on to explore the many other matters that make the subject so fruitful: the process of identifying artists; the methods of making and decorating the vases and the problems in doing so; the life of the potter; the pots dissemination beyond Greece; and their functions in life, cult and as messengers of style and subject. Boardman demonstrates how Greek artists exercised a style of narrative in art that was long influential in the West, and how their pictures reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day.

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour


Author: Alexandre G. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513707

Category: Art

Page: 371

View: 545

In this enjoyable study Alexandre Mitchell uses sixth to fourth century vase painting to explore visual humour in Ancient Greece. He examines humourous scenes thematically looking at men, women and the everyday, at animals in humourous situations, at humourous interpretations of mythology and the comic potential of the satyr, and at caricatures, exploring what they reveal about Greek society and attitudes, and how they contributed to reinforcing social cohesion. The focus of the study is on Athens and Boetia, and the development of visual, satirical humour in this fashion is clearly linked to the development of Athenian democracy.

Looking at Greek Vases


Author: Tom Rasmussen,Nigel Spivey,Nigel Jonathan Spivey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376792

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 282

View: 3593

This is a collection of essays by distinguished scholars that will introduce the student or museum-goer to the study of Greek vases. Although the book is roughly chronological in arrangement--beginning with the appearance of human figures on Geometric vases, and ending with their virtual disappearance from Hellenistic pottery--it is not a history of Greek vase painting, or a handbook. It offers instead a series of suggestions on how to read the often complex images presented by Greek vases, and also explains how the vases were made and distributed. The volume is fully illustrated throughout.

The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens


Author: Martin Robertson,Robertson Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338813

Category: Art

Page: 350

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In this book, Professor Martin Robertson, author of A History of Greek Art (CUP 1975) and A Shorter History of Greek Art (CUP 1981), draws together the results of a lifetime's study of Greek vase-painting, tracing the history of figure-drawing on Athenian pottery from the invention of the "red-figure" technique in the later archaic period to the abandonment of figured vase-decoration two hundred years later. The book covers red-figure and also work produced over the same period in the same workshops in black-figure and other techniques, especially that of drawing in outline on a white ground. This book is a major contribution to the history of Greek vase-painting and anyone seriously interested in the subject--whether scholar, student, curator, collector or amateur--will find it essential reading.

Athenian Potters and Painters III


Author: John Oakley

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782976663

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1809

Athenian Potters and Painters III presents a rich mass of new material on Greek vases, including finds from excavations at the Kerameikos in Athens and Despotiko in the Cyclades. Some contributions focus on painters or workshops Ð Paseas, the Robinson Group, and the structure of the figured pottery industry in Athens; others on vase forms Ð plates, phialai, cups, and the change in shapes at the end of the sixth century BC. Context, trade, kalos inscriptions, reception, the fabrication of inscribed paintersÕ names to create a fictitious biography, and the reconstruction of the contents of an Etruscan tomb are also explored. The iconography and iconology of various types of figured scenes on Attic pottery serve as the subject of a wide range of papers Ð chariots, dogs, baskets, heads, departures, an Amazonomachy, Menelaus and Helen, red-figure komasts, symposia, and scenes of pursuit. Among the special vases presented are a black spotlight stamnos and a column krater by the Suessula Painter. Athenian Potters and Painters III, the proceedings of an international conference held at the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2012, will, like the previous two volumes, become a standard reference work in the study of Greek pottery.

Tan Men/Pale Women

Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach


Author: Mary Ann Eaverly

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472119117

Category: Art

Page: 181

View: 6682

Investigating the history behind color as a method of gender differentiation in ancient Greek and Egyptian art

The Red and the Black

Studies in Greek Pottery


Author: Brian A. Sparkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134525516

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 3588

The Red and the Black covers the major stages in the history of Greek pottery production, both figured and plain, as they are understood today. It provides an up-to-date evaluation of ways of studying Greek pottery and encourages new approaches. There is a detailed analysis of the subject matter of figured scenes covering some of the main preoccupations of ancient Greece: myth, fantasy and everyday life. Furthermore, it sets the artefacts in the context of the societies that produced them, highlighting the social, art historical, mythological and economic information that can be revealed from their study. This volume also covers a hitherto neglected area: the history of the collecting of Greek pottery through the Renaissance and up to the present day. It shows how market values have gradually increased to the high prices of today and goes on to take a closer look at the enthusiasm of the collectors.

Griechische Keramik Im Kulturellen Kontext

Akten Des Internationalen Vasen-Symposions in Kiel Vom 24.-28.9.2001 Veranstaltet Durch Das Archäologische Institut Der Christian-Albrechts-Universität Zu Kiel


Author: Bernhard Schmaltz,Magdalene Söldner,Konrad Schauenburg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pottery, Greek

Page: 289

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