Ancient Corinthia: Ancient Corinth, Sicyon, Corinthian Order, Aegialeus, Isthmian Games, Black-Figure Pottery, Achaean League Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158158454

Published: August 18th 2011

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42 pages


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Ancient Corinthia: Ancient Corinth, Sicyon, Corinthian Order, Aegialeus, Isthmian Games, Black-Figure Pottery, Achaean League  by  Books LLC

Ancient Corinthia: Ancient Corinth, Sicyon, Corinthian Order, Aegialeus, Isthmian Games, Black-Figure Pottery, Achaean League by Books LLC
August 18th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 42 pages | ISBN: 9781158158454 | 4.33 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Ancient Corinth, Sicyon, Corinthian order, Aegialeus, Isthmian Games, Black-figure pottery, AchaeanMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Ancient Corinth, Sicyon, Corinthian order, Aegialeus, Isthmian Games, Black-figure pottery, Achaean League, Illyrian type helmet, Leo Sgouros, Tenea, Pitsa panels, Corinthian helmet, Apis, Alexanor, Pamphilus, Hera Alexandros, Epidotes, Titane.

Excerpt: Black-figure pottery painting, also known as the black-figure style or black-figure ceramic (Greek,, melanomorpha) is one of the most modern styles for adorning antique Greek vases. It was especially common between the 7th and 5th centuries BC, although there are specimens dating as late as the 2nd century BC. Stylistically it can be distinguished from the preceding orientalizing period and the subsequent red-figure pottery style. Heracles and Geryon on an Attic black-figured amphora with a thick layer of transparent gloss, c.

540 BC, now in the Munich State Collection of Antiquities Athena wearing the aegis, Attic black-figured hydria by the potter Panphaios (signed) and the Euphiletos Painter, c. 540 BC. Found in Tuscania, now in the Cabinet des M dailles, BNF, Paris Scene from a black-figure amphora from Athens, 6th century BC, now in the Louvre, ParisFigures and ornaments were painted on the body of the vessel using shapes and colors reminiscent of silhouettes. Delicate contours were incised into the paint before firing, and details could be reinforced and highlighted with opaque colors, usually white and red.

The principal centers for this style were initially the commercial hub Corinth, and later Athens. Other important production sites are known to have been in Laconia, Boeotia, eastern Greece and Italy. Particularly in Italy individual styles developed which were at least in part intended for the Etruscan market.

Greek black-figure vases were very popular with the Etruscans, as is evident from frequent imports. Greek artists created customized goo...



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