The Greek Vase

The Art of the Storyteller

Author: John Howard Oakley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714122779

Category: Vases, Greek

Page: 156

View: 6786


Wonderfully preserved Greek vases are a unique source of information about the mythology, religion, drama and daily l ife of the ancient Greek world. This sumptuous photographic book offers a superb visual introduction to the artistry of ancient Greek vases , exploring them not merely as beautiful vessels to bear water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. Presenting the vases and the ir imagery in their full narrative glory, The Greek Vase interprets the ir forms and stories along a variety of themes, from the adventures of gods and mythological heroes, to expressive scenes of sexual intimacy and depictions of social, family and domestic life. Throughout, the text highlights what these pictures would have meant to the people who lived with and used them, how they have been received by later generations , and the profound influence of their form, decoration and narrative on subsequent art, architecture and literature.

The Frame in Classical Art

A Cultural History

Author: Verity Platt,Michael Squire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316943275

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 849


The frames of classical art are often seen as marginal to the images that they surround. Traditional art history has tended to view framing devices as supplementary 'ornaments'. Likewise, classical archaeologists have often treated them as tools for taxonomic analysis. This book not only argues for the integral role of framing within Graeco-Roman art, but also explores the relationship between the frames of classical antiquity and those of more modern art and aesthetics. Contributors combine close formal analysis with more theoretical approaches: chapters examine framing devices across multiple media (including vase and fresco painting, relief and free-standing sculpture, mosaics, manuscripts and inscriptions), structuring analysis around the themes of 'framing pictorial space', 'framing bodies', 'framing the sacred' and 'framing texts'. The result is a new cultural history of framing - one that probes the sophisticated and playful ways in which frames could support, delimit, shape and even interrogate the images contained within.

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10

Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters

Author: Despoina Tsiafakis

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606066013

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 162

View: 7690


Cataloging some hundred thousand examples of ancient Greek painted pottery held in collections around the world, the authoritative Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Corpus of Ancient Vases) is the oldest research project of the Union Académique Internationale. Nearly four hundred volumes have been published since the first fascicule appeared in 1922. This new fascicule of the CVA—the tenth issued by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the first ever to be published open access—presents a selection of Attic red-figured column and volute kraters ranging from 520 to 510 BCE through the early fourth century CE. Among the works included are a significant dinoid volute krater and a volute krater with the Labors of Herakles that is attributed to the Kleophrades Painter.

Art and Culture of Ancient Greece

Author: Dimitra Tsakiridis,Matilde Bardi

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615329595

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8459


The world of the Ancient Greece is explored in an interesting and new way. Objects and artifacts are highlighted and fully explained, which gives a lesson in history, social studies, government, religion, and culture—but all through art! The book is divided into thematic chapters such as how people lived, worked, socialized, fought wars, worshipped, and made new discoveries and conquests.

A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases

Author: John Oakley

Publisher: Wisconsin Studies in Classics

ISBN: 0299327248

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 6822


Painted vases are the richest and most complex images that remain from ancient Greece. Over the past decades, a great deal has been written on ancient art that portrays myths and rituals. Less has been written on scenes of daily life, and what has been written has been tucked away in hard-to-find books and journals. A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases synthesizes this material and expands it: it is the first comprehensive volume to present visual representations of everything from pets and children's games to drunken revelry and funerary rituals. John H. Oakley's clear, accessible writing provides sound information with just the right amount of detail. Specialists of Greek art will welcome this book for its text and illustrations. This guide is an essential and much-needed reference for scholars and an ideal sourcebook for classics and art history.

George Moore: the Artist's Vision, the Storyteller's Art

Author: Janet Egleson Dunleavy

Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

View: 3862


Traces the influences of London literary salons, Paris studios and cafes, Dublin drawing rooms, and Irish country houses and cottages on the works of George Moore. Notes the frequent changes in Moore's concept of form, style, theme, and characterization.

The Art of Antiquity

Piet de Jong and the Athenian Agora

Author: John K. Papadopoulos,John McK. Camp,Piet De Jong

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 087661960X

Category: Art

Page: 334

View: 7058


The archives of the American School of Classical Studies excavations in the Athenian Agora contain a remarkable series of watercolours and drawings - well over 40 - by Piet de Jong, one of the best-known, most distinctive, and influential archaeological illustrators of the 20th century. They show landscapes, people, and, above all, objects recovered during many seasons of fieldwork at one of the longest continuously running archaeological projects in Greece. The aim of this volume is to bring these illustrations out of the storage drawers and to assemble in colour a representative sample of some of the finest of Piet de Jongs contributions. Along the way, this book tells the story of the Agora excavations and assesses their contribution to scholarship. It includes essays by 16 scholars currently working at the Agora, and surveys the entire span of the material they are studying - from Neolithic pottery to the Late Byzantine and post-Byzantine frescoes from the Church of Ayios Spyridon.