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Greek Vase Painting. Geometric/Orientalizing Review Black-figure Red – figure White - ground. GEOMETRIC. Funerary krater , 750 BCE Narrative bands Deceased on table Focus on emotions of survivors Simplified geometric figures. Orientalizing. Olpe , 600 BCE

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Greek vase painting

Greek Vase Painting

Geometric/Orientalizing Review

Black-figure

Red – figure

White - ground


Geometric

GEOMETRIC

Funerary krater, 750 BCE

Narrative bands

Deceased on table

Focus on emotions of survivors

Simplified geometric figures


Orientalizing

Orientalizing

Olpe, 600 BCE

Hybrid animals and decoration show influence of Egypt and Mesopotamia


Black figure

BLACK - FIGURE

Klietias(artist/potter), Francois Vase, black-figure, 570 BCE

Discovered by an archaeologist named Francois

Transition from geometric and orientalizing into archaic

Still using bands for narration, but not for long

Mythological subjects, many from Trojan war

Two hundred figures, all labeled!


Black figure1

BLACK - FIGURE

Exekias, The Suicide of Ajax, black-figure on amphora, 540 BCE

Single scene o each side

Ajax, best friend and cousin of Achilles, preparing to fall on his sword

Legs show realistic crouching position

Balanced composition reflects the shape of the vase


Red figure

RED - FIGURE

No need to memorize the vase at the top. Scene of a death in the Trojan war.

Pan Painter, Artemis Slaying Actaeon, red-figure on bell krater, 470 BCE (bottom)

Goddess Artemis turns Acteon’s dogs on him and then shoots him with arrow because he happened upon her bathing while he was hunting in the woods

composition reflects the shape of the vase


White ground

WHITE - GROUND

Achilles style painter, scene on a lekythos, 450 BCE

Delicate details

Painter created many images of Achilles


Greek vase painting

Battle of Issus, mosaic, 100 BCE. Roman copy of Greek originalAlexander the Great battling Darius. Action-packed.


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