GREEK RED FIGURE POTTERY
   A technique of pottery decoration invented in Athens about 525 BC. The technique involved the painting of an outline with added linear detail and the background filled with black, and was thus the reverse of Greek black figure pottery. Artistically, it permitted greater freedom. One of the most famous examples from Etruria is the Sarpedon krater or Euphronios krater, a magnificent krater from about 515 BC, most probably illegally excavated in the Etruscan city of Caere and reclaimed recently by the Italian state from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It depicts the arming of Sarpedon on one side and the carrying of his corpse on the other, and would have formed a centerpiece for Etruscan feasting.
   See also ATTIC POTTERY; ETRUSCAN RED FIGURE POTTERY.

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  • Red-figure pottery — Red figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of Black figure vase… …   Wikipedia

  • red-figure pottery — Type of Greek pottery that flourished from the late 6th to the late 4th century BC. Developed in Athens с 530 BC, the red figure pottery quickly overtook the older black figure pottery as the preferred style of vase painting. In red figure… …   Universalium

  • ETRUSCAN RED FIGURE POTTERY (CERAMICA A FIGURE ROSSE ETRUSCA) —    A local imitation of Greek red figure (red ground figures showing through from black surrounds), which follows the black figure toward the middle of the fifth century BC. Vulci, Orvieto, and later Falerii Veteres in the Faliscan area appear to …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • red-figure — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective or red figured ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ : of, relating to, or constituting a style of ceramic painting developed in Athens at the end of the 6th century B.C. in which the outer surfaces of the ware are covered in black except for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-figure — noun a type of ancient Greek pottery in which the background is painted black, leaving figures in the red colour of the clay. Compare with black figure …   English new terms dictionary

  • red-figure —    In later ancient Greek pottery, a technique in which red figures were silhouetted against a black background …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Black-figure pottery — [ Athena wearing the aegis, Attic black figured hydria by the potter Panphaios (signed) and the Euphiletos Painter, c. 540 BC. Found in Toscanella, Cabinet des Médailles, BNF (Paris), De Ridder n°254] The black figure pottery (Greek,… …   Wikipedia

  • black-figure pottery — Type of Greek pottery that originated in Corinth с 700 BC. The figures were painted in black pigment on the natural red clay ground. Finishing details were then incised into the black pigment, revealing the red ground. The great Attic painters… …   Universalium

  • ETRUSCAN BLACK FIGURE POTTERY (CERAMICA A FIGURE NERE ETRUSCA) —    A local imitation of Greek black figure pottery (black figures on red ground), which follows the Etrusco Corinthian style toward the middle of the sixth century BC. The first productions seem to be centered on Vulci and include groups defined… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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