Early Greek Vase Painting: 11th to 6th Centuries B. C. (World of Art)

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All the components of Greek art which were to culminate in the Classical styles of the 5th century BC can be traced in the development of vase painting in early Greece, from the 11th to the 6th centuries BC. Geometric styles gave way by about 700 BC to the influence of the Near East; in the following Orientalizing period the Greeks learned how to tell a story in pictures; and by the 6th century various regional studios were competing with the dominant Corinthian and Athenian potters and painters for markets east ...
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Overview

All the components of Greek art which were to culminate in the Classical styles of the 5th century BC can be traced in the development of vase painting in early Greece, from the 11th to the 6th centuries BC. Geometric styles gave way by about 700 BC to the influence of the Near East; in the following Orientalizing period the Greeks learned how to tell a story in pictures; and by the 6th century various regional studios were competing with the dominant Corinthian and Athenian potters and painters for markets east and west. Early Greek vases display the Greek painter's craft at its most mathematical, its most colorful, and in its most directly narrative mode. They closely mirror the history and culture of their day. The later achievements of Greek art can only be fully understood in the light of this formative period of variety, competition and experiment.
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Identifies features in the early art that contributed to the classical styles. Begins when geometric styles were giving way to influences from the Near East and painters began telling stories. Boardman's three companion volumes cover Athenian black figure vases and Athenian red figure vases of the archaic and classical periods. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500203095
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: World of Art Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 983,788
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 7
2 The Protogeometric Style 13
3 The Geometric Style 23
4 The Orientalizing Style 83
5 East Greece: Orientalizing and Black Figure 141
6 The Black Figure Styles 177
7 Aftermath 257
8 Early Greek Vase Painting, Art and Life 263
Chronological Chart 271
Maps 272
Acknowledgements 274
Abbreviations 275
Notes and Bibliographies 276
Index of Collections 281
Index of Figure Subjects and Decoration 283
General Index 285
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