Athenian Red Figure Vases: The Archaic Period

Athenian Red Figure Vases: The Archaic Period : A Handbook

By (author) John Boardman


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In his sequel to "Athenian Black Figure Vases, " John Boardman, Professor Emeritus at Oxford University, covers the invention of the "red figure" technique in about 530 BC. Professor Boardman illuminates the ancient art form by placing the painters and their vases within the history of Athens and the greater tradition of Greek mythology. 528 illus.

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 150 x 208 x 18mm | 557.92g
  • 17 Feb 1985
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0500201439
  • 9780500201435
  • 338,617

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The red figure technique of vase painting was invented in Athens by about 530 BC at a time when the black figure technique was barely past its prime and when several other important studios of vase painting were flourishing in the Greek world, from the western colonies to Ionia.

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