red-figure

The red-figure technique was an Athenian 'invention' of the late 6th century BC. It eclipsed to a large degree the black-figure technique, because it allowed the painter greater scope for the rendering of detail, the representation of perspective and for more accurate anatomical expression. Of the Greek red-figure pottery produced in Athens alone, more than 40,000 examples have survived.

The study of Athenian vase painting is indebted to John Beazley, who classified each fragment according to style, a technique which allowed him to detect particular "hands" and to build up a database of Greek potters and painters who lived and worked in Athens during the late 6th and 5th centuries BC. Some fragments included an inscription indicating the specific potter or painter responsible but, more often, Beazley assigned names according to favoured subject-matters, individual characteristics, or after the city in which their most famous pieces now reside. Some of these famous painters include the Andokides Painter, Euphronios, Euthymides, the Berlin and Kleophrades Painters, the Brygos Painter, Douris, Makron, the Orpheus Painter and the Pan Painter. 

The other important area of production was in South Italy. There were numerous Greek colonies there, hence the area's name 'Magna Graecia': more than 20,000 vases and fragments have been preserved from this area.

 

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hand-painted red-figure askos: flying Erotes
VO-103
VO-103
£65.00
hand-painted red-figure lekythos: Nike
VM-57
VM-57
£150.00
mini red-figure lekythos: Eros in flight
VO-115
VO-115
£22.00
mini red-figure lekythos: female vase-painter
VO-114
VO-114
£22.00
mini red-figure lekythos: Iris, goddess of the rainbow
VO-116
VO-116
£22.00
mini red-figure oinochoe: child at play
VO-122
VO-122
£22.00
mini red-figure oinochoe: child with hare
VO-104
VO-104
£22.00
red-figure amphora: wedding preparation
VM-206
VM-206
£175.00
red-figure askos: winged Erotes
VM-212
VM-212
£50.00
red-figure bell krater: Alkmene
VM-36
VM-36
£1,100.00
red-figure calyx crater: Odysseus and the Sirens
VO-20
VO-20
£425.00
red-figure fish plate
VO-226
VO-226
£70.00
red-figure kalyx krater - comedy scenes
VM-33
VM-33
£525.00
red-figure kalyx krater - drama
VM-41
VM-41
£545.00
red-figure kalyx krater - Europa
VM-49
VM-49
£1,895.00
red-figure kalyx krater - Nike and Pelops
VM-69
VM-69
£495.00
red-figure kalyx krater after Euphronios: the death of Sarpedon
VM-07
VM-07
£1,895.00
red-figure kalyx krater: Hermes and Pan
VM-58
VM-58
£495.00
red-figure kalyx krater: the punishment of Aktaion
VM-66
VM-66
£725.00
red-figure kantharos: Hermes, Hera and Satyrs
VM-12
VM-12
£475.00
red-figure kylix: Apollo with deer
VM-44
VM-44
£85.00 £55.00
red-figure kylix: Chiron the centaur with Achilles
VO-61
VO-61
£85.00 £55.00
red-figure kylix: Hephaistos
VM-34
VM-34
£85.00 £55.00
red-figure lekythos: worship of Dionysos
VO-108
VO-108
£400.00 £240.00
red-figure oinochoe: children at play
VM-213
VM-213
£85.00
red-figure owl skyphos
VO-133
VO-133
£70.00
red-figure pelike: Gigantomachy
VM-65
VM-65
£795.00
red-figure plate: Apollo at sea
VO-606b
VO-606b
£85.00
red-figure plate: Demeter and Triptolemos
VO-658
VO-658
£135.00
red-figure plate: Hermes and Dionysos
VO-662
VO-662
£85.00
red-figure plate: male lovers
VO-661
VO-661
£85.00
red-figure plate: Medea, Pelias and the ram
VO-642
VO-642
£85.00
red-figure psykter after Douris: frolicking satyrs!
VO-67
VO-67
£425.00
red-figure ram's head rhyton
VO-225
VO-225
£135.00
red-figure skyphos: music lesson
VO-119
VO-119
£155.00
red-figure stamnos: Odysseus and the Sirens
VM-35
VM-35
£495.00
red-figure vase: the Euphronios krater
VM-55
VM-55
£675.00
red-figure volute krater - The Pronomos Vase
VM-08
VM-08
£1,895.00
red-figure volute krater: visitors at a tomb
VM-40
VM-40
£1,085.00
useable red-figure owl skyphos
DS-01
DS-01
£155.00

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