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Red figure pottery in ancient Greece

By |2018-05-18T12:31:16+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Red figure vase from Athens, showing Herakles wrestling Antaeus Problems with black figure Around 530 BC, Athenian potters were more and more frustrated by the black-figure way of vase-painting. (More about black figure vases) They wanted to paint figures that overlapped, for instance, which was very difficult to do in black figure without the [...]

Who was the Berlin Painter? Greek pottery

By |2018-04-22T10:40:16+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Art, Greeks|

A vase by the Berlin Painter, from ancient Athens One of the most famous Greek red-figure vase painters is known today as the Berlin Painter. Like Exekias, he worked in Athens. The reason we call him the Berlin Painter is that we don't know his name, because he didn't sign his vases. People [...]

Paint a Greek vase – Ancient Greece project

By |2018-04-18T23:33:17+00:00June 11th, 2017|Art, Crafts, Greeks|

A red-figure vase painted by the Berlin Painter (Athens, about 480 BC) If you need an art project, or something you can do sitting down, here's a suggestion for a good quiet project. There are two main styles in Greek vase painting - black figure and red figure. Mostly before about 530 BC [...]