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The History of Greek Vases

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.

The History of Greek Vases

The History of Greek Vases

Potters, Painters and Pictures

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500237809
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 320
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In this volume, Boardman examines the functions of vases in ancient Greek life and culture, and as messengers of style and subject. He relates the processes of identifying the artists themselves, their methods of manufacture and decoration, the artists' life and conduct in the potters' quarter in Greek towns, and the ways in which their wares were traded beyond the borders of the Greek world, from Morocco to Persia, from Russia to the Sudan. Boardman demonstrates that the scenes figured on the vases reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day; moreover, they exercised a style of narrative in art that was to resonate throughout Western culture for centuries to come.

Looking at Greek Vases

Looking at Greek Vases

  • Author: Tom Rasmussen,Nigel Jonathan Spivey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521376792
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 282
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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.

Early Greek Vase Painting

Early Greek Vase Painting

11th-6th Centuries BC : a Handbook

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780500203095
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 287
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This volume completes a series of four titles which comprehensively cover the development of Greek vases.

The Greek Vase

The Greek Vase

Art of the Storyteller

  • Author: John Howard Oakley
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
  • ISBN: 9781606061473
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 155
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This richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. The first two chapters analyze the development of different shapes of pottery and relate those shapes to function, the evolution in vase production techniques and decoration, and the roles of potters, painters, and their workshops. Subsequent chapters focus on vases as the primary source of imagery from ancient Greece, offering unique information about mythology, religion, theater, and daily life. The author discusses how to identify the figures and scenes depicted in vase paintings, what these narratives would have meant to the people who lived with them and used them, and how they therefore reflect the cultural values of their time. Also examined is the impact Greek vases had on the art, architecture, and literature of subsequent generations. Based on the rich collections of the British Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum, the exquisite details of the works offer the reader the opportunity for an intimate interaction with the graphic beauty and narrative power of ancient vases often not available in a gallery setting.

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

  • Author: Alexandre G. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521513707
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 371
  • View: 2021
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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.

The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens

The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens

  • Author: Martin Robertson
  • 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.

Understanding Greek Vases

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 black figure vases

Athenian black figure vases

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 252
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How to Read Greek Vases

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
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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.

Athenian Potters and Painters III

Athenian Potters and Painters III

  • Author: John Oakley
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782976663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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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.

Athenian Red Figure Vases

Athenian Red Figure Vases

The Classical Period : a Handbook

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780500202449
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 252
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Discusses the historical and artistic aspects of Athenian red figure vases of the classical period through the fourth century

Vase Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens

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

Greek Vases

Greek Vases

An Introduction

  • Author: Elizabeth Moignard
  • Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 116
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"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.

Greek vases

Greek vases

  • Author: Dyfri Williams,British Museum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 144
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Dr. Williams traces the development of Greek painted pottery from its first moments around 6000 BC, through its finest years at Athens, until its eventual decline in the 2nd century BC.

Art and Experience in Classical Greece

Art and Experience in Classical Greece

  • Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521096621
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 205
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The development of Greek sculpture, architecture, and painting during the Classical period is examined within a social and cultural context

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

  • Author: Alexandre G. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521513707
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 371
  • View: 5414
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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.

Greek Vase Painting

Greek Vase Painting

  • Author: Dietrich Von Bothmer
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: 0870994883
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 71
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Greek Painted Pottery

Greek Painted Pottery

  • Author: Robert Manuel Cook
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415138598
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 374
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Greek Painted Pottery has been used by classics and classical archaeology students for some thirty years. It thoroughly examines all painted pottery styles from the Protogeometric to the Hellenistic period from all areas of Greece and from the colonies in parts of Italy. In each case it covers the development of iconography and the use of colour, decorative motifs and the distinctive styles of each stage. It examines the most utilitarian pottery objects as well as some of the finest pieces produced by a flourishing civilisation. Other chapters cover the pottery industry and pottery-making techniques, including firing, the types of local clay which were used and inscription. This study also considers how one can date pottery and establish a chronology and the various methods by which these artefacts have been classified, preserved and collected. This is the third edition of this classic text, which has been extensively revised and includes a fully updated bibliography. This edition also includes coverage of new evidence and new theories which have surfaced since the book was last revised in 1972. With over 100 black and white photographs and plentiful line drawings, the new edition of this comprehensive text will be invaluable to students studying classical art, archaeology and art history.

Pots & Plays

Pots & Plays

Interactions Between Tragedy and Greek Vase-Painting of the Fourth Century B.C.

  • Author: Oliver Taplin
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892368071
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 320
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This interdisciplinary study opens up a fascinating interaction between art and theater. It shows how the mythological vase-paintings of fourth-century B.C. Greeks, especially those settled in southern Italy, are more meaningful for those who had seen the myths enacted in the popular new medium of tragedy. Of some 300 relevant vases, 109 are reproduced and accompanied by a picture-by-picture discussion. This book supplies a rich and unprecedented resource from a neglected treasury of painting.