Beginning about 610 B.C., vase painters showed silhouettes in black slip glaze on the red surface of the clay. Like the Geometric Period, vases frequently showed bands, referred to as "friezes," depicting separated narrative scenes, representing elements from mythology and daily life. Later, painters disbanded the frieze technique and replaced it with scenes covering a full side of the vase.
Eyes on wine-drinking vessels may have looked like a face mask when the drinker held the wide cup up to drain it. Wine was the gift of the god Dionysus who was also the god for whom the great dramatic festivals were held. In order for the faces to be seen in the theaters, actors wore exaggerated masks, not unlike the exterior of some of the wine cups.
The artists incised clay that had been fired with the black or they painted it to add detail.
Although the process was initially centered in Corinth, Athens soon adopted the technique.
View Cart "Attic Amphora" was successfully added to your cart.
"AKRON" Art Centre
Megalochori 84700, Thira (Santorini)
Akron Art Center
"Akron" was created out of love and respect for our country's history and art heritage. Our passion has forced us to deepen and systematically study the mentality behind the artworks that were created in ancient Greece, in order to come up with innovative ideas on how to revive them through our reproductions and make meaningful premium quality artworks for our clients. Each and every one of our art pieces is purely handcrafted using exceptional materials and a lot of taste.