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Red Figure Vases of South Italy and Sicily. A Handbook

Door A.D. Trendall

Categorie
Aardewerk & Porcelein
Boeknummer
#263763
Titel
Red Figure Vases of South Italy and Sicily. A Handbook
Auteur
Trendall, A.D.
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
London, Thames and Hudson
Jaar van uitgave
1989
ISBN10
0500202257
ISBN13
9780500202258
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting

The red figure vases produced by the Greek colonists in South Italy and Sicily in the later fifth and the fourth centuries BC were at first closely modeled on Athenian prototypes. But they quickly evolved, exhibiting the highly individual styles and characteristics that are explored in this fascinating study. The red figure vases of the period, while immensely pleasing as works of art, are also of great interest and importance for the light they shed on mythology and drama, local customs and the relations between the Greek settlers and the native inhabitants. Some of the latter, especially in Apulia, seem to have acquired considerable wealth and were able to indulge their taste for very large vases, elaborately decorated with exuberant floral pattern-work and multi-figured compositions.
... (Lees verder)Close to 600 illustrations reproduce a wide selection of the more significant vases, and demonstrate not only their considerable artistry, but also the endless fascination of their subject matter.
Pagina's
288
Conditie
Goed — Cresases in spine.
Prijs
€ 10,00

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