Saturday, July 21, 2007

Achilles Painter (c 460 BCE)

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Greek vase painter named after an Attic Red-figure amphora depicting Achilles. He studied under the Berlin Painter. He is believed to have produced three hundred vases in three different styles: red-figure, black-figure, and white-ground. His earliest work were done in red-figure and depicted mostly pursuit scenes. The Achilles painter is most famous for his white-ground paintings of which more than half of his work is composed. In his later life he worked on the black-figure technique portraying mostly athletic events.


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