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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.

Early Greek Vase Painting

11th-6th Centuries BC : a Handbook

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500203095

Category: Art

Page: 287

View: 5835

This volume completes a series of four titles which comprehensively cover the development of Greek vases.

Looking at Greek Vases

Author: Tom Rasmussen,Nigel Jonathan Spivey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376792

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 282

View: 3434

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.

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

Author: Alexandre G. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513707

Category: Art

Page: 371

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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.

Understanding Greek Vases

A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Author: Andrew J. Clark,Maya Elston,Mary Louise Hart

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892365999

Category: Art

Page: 157

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What is a pyxis? Who was the Amasis Painter? How did Greek vases get their distinctive black and orange colors? This richly illustrated book--the latest in the popular Looking At series--offers definitions and descriptions of these and many other Greek vase shapes, painters, and techniques encountered in museum exhibitions and publications on ancient Greek ceramics. Included is an essay on how to look at Greek vases and another on the conservation of ancient ceramics. These essays provide succinct explanations of the terms most frequently encountered by museum-goers. The concise definitions are divided into two sections, one on potters and painters and another on vase shapes and technical terms relating to the construction and decoration of the vases. Featuring numerous color illustrations of Greek vases, many from the Getty Museum's collection, Understanding Greek Vases is an indispensable guide for anyone wishing to obtain a greater understanding and enjoyment of Greek ceramics.

Athenian Potters and Painters III

Author: John Oakley

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782976663

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4612

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.

The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens

Author: Martin Robertson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338813

Category: Art

Page: 350

View: 8377

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.

How to Read Greek Vases

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Joan R. Mertens

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394042

Category: Vase-painting, Greek

Page: 175

View: 9440

This handsomely illustrated volume is aimed at giving a broad audience deeper insight into the extensive collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum is famed for its Greek vases, of which 35 notable examples are detailed in this book. They reveal the variety and vitality of the refined forms and masterfully rendered scenes that characterize these works. And they demonstrate the interrelation of function, shape, technique, and subject matter that is key to understanding the rich language of Greek vases. The introduction provides valuable background information, and the entries delve into the features of each vase, incorporating brilliant color illustrations and many arresting details. Greek vases served specific utilitarian functions, and they also afforded outstanding artists, some of whom signed their work, a medium for depicting both the details of daily existence and aspects of their gods, goddesses, and heroes. We see the garments, implements, athletic competitions, and marriages and funerary rituals of Greeks who lived from the seventh through the fourth century B.C.. We also see their mythological figures and stories. The exceptional group of works assembled in this volume conveys the extent to which the culture of ancient Greece is still apparent today. This book is sure to inspire closer scrutiny of these remarkable works of art, which have survived for over two millennia to offer viewers an enlightening look into the ancient heritage of the Western world. -- from inside Front Cover.

Greek Vases

An Introduction

Author: Elizabeth Moignard

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 116

View: 8186

"Greek Vases" is a discussion of the painted vases which were an ever-present but understated feature of life in the Greek world between the end of the Bronze Age and the rise of Rome, and, in the modern world, an important component of museum collections since the eighteenth century. The book uses specific illustrated examples to explore the archaeological use of vases as chronological indicators, the use of the various shapes, their scenes of myth and everyday life and what these tell us, the way in which we think about their makers, and how they are treated today as museum objects and archaeological evidence.

Vase Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens

Author: Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110766280X

Category: Art

Page: 327

View: 6054

This study explores the phenomenon of 'spectators' at the sides of Athenian narrative vase paintings.

The Red and the Black

Studies in Greek Pottery

Author: Brian A. Sparkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134525516

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 5077

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.

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

Author: Alexandre G. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513707

Category: Art

Page: 371

View: 4578

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.

Athenian Red Figure Vases

The Classical Period : a Handbook

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202449

Category: Art

Page: 252

View: 6761

Discusses the historical and artistic aspects of Athenian red figure vases of the classical period through the fourth century

Distorted Ideals in Greek Vase-Painting

The World of Mythological Burlesque

Author: David Walsh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052189641X

Category: Art

Page: 420

View: 610

This book examines Greek vase-paintings that depict humorous, burlesque, and irreverent images of Greek mythology and the gods. Many of the images present the gods and heroes as ridiculous and ugly. While the narrative content of some images may appear to be trivial, others address issues that are deeply serious. When placed against the background of the religious beliefs and social frameworks from which they spring, these images allow us to explore questions relating to their meaning in particular communities. Throughout, we see indications that Greek vase-painters developed their own comedic narratives and visual jokes. The images enhance our understanding of Greek society in just the same way as their more sober siblings in "serious" art. David Walsh is a Visiting Research Scholar in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at The University of Manchester.

Art and Experience in Classical Greece

Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521096621

Category: Art

Page: 205

View: 6023

The development of Greek sculpture, architecture, and painting during the Classical period is examined within a social and cultural context

Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty

Boys Were Their Gods

Author: Andrew Lear,Eva Cantarella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135235996

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 6540

This lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. The book shows how painters used the language of vase-painting to cast pederasty in an idealizing light, portraying it as part of a world in which beautiful elite males display praiseworthy attitudes, such as moderation, and engage in approved activities, such as hunting, athletics, and the symposium. The book also incorporates a comprehensive catalogue of relevant vase-paintings, compiled by noted archaeologist Keith DeVries. It is the most comprehensive treatment available of an institution that has few modern parallels.

Greek Vase Painting

Author: Dietrich Von Bothmer

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870994883

Category: Art

Page: 71

View: 7797

The Italic People of Ancient Apulia

Author: T. H. Carpenter,K. M. Lynch,E. G. D. Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041864

Category: Art

Page: 369

View: 2486

This book makes recent scholarship on the Italic people of fourth-century BC Apulia available to English-speaking audiences.

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