This lesson discusses the different functions of Greek vases and the different styles used to decorate them.
Image of Geometric Krater from the Dipylon Cemetery, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WLA_metmuseum_Krater_Hirschfeld_Workshop.jpg; Image of Olpe from Corinth, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Olpe_sphinx_Louvre_Cp10475.jpg; Image of Amphora with Ajax and Achilles, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akhilleus_Aias_MGEt_16757.jpg; Image of Kylix with Procession of Male Couples, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cup_Apatouria_Louvre_G138.jpg
A style of Greek vase painting, characterized by an emphasis on geometric shapes.
A style of Greek ceramic painting influenced by the ancient near east and characterized by floral and animal motifs.
Period of Greek art, it literally means “old-fashioned” and refers to depictions of the human figure from this period that are stiff and unnatural in appearance.
A type of ancient Greek ceramic painting involving painting black figures on a red background.
A type of ancient Greek ceramic painting involving painting red figures on a black background.