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Vase Painting

Vase Painting

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore different types of Greek vase painting

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Terms to Know

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.

Black Figure

A type of ancient Greek ceramic painting involving painting black figures on a red background.


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.

Red Figure

A type of ancient Greek ceramic painting involving painting red figures on a black background.