Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art

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Cambridge University Press, 1999 - Art - 237 pages
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Provides a comprehensive framework for the development of pictorial narrative in ancient art, a topic that has been of great scholarly interest in recent years. Through the application of literary theory about narrative, particularly semiotics and structural analysis; the examination of ancient descriptions of real and poetic works of art; and a contextual examination of a wide range of works, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell identifies the multiple levels at which narration operates, from the most basic signs to the object of narration for the ancient viewer. A synthesis of theory and application, this study also defines and standardises a vocabulary for pictorial narrative.

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Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

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