The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens

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Cambridge University Press, 1992 - Art - 350 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1ntroduction
1
The beginning of redfigure
7
the redfigure Pioneers and their
20
redfigure mastery the beginning
43
Archaic into classical
133
Early classical
160
High classical
191
Developments from the high classical zz i
221
The later fifth century developments into the fourth 23 5
235
The fourth century
265
Notes
297
Bibliography and abbreviations 3
321
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