Sunday, August 12, 2007

Euphronius Painter (c 515 BCE)

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The most noted of the group of great vase painters, who lived in Athens in the time of the Persian wars, and worked upon red-figured vases. There is a monograph by W. Klein dealing with the artist. As all the great paintings of Greece have disappeared, we are obliged to trust to the designs on vases for our knowledge of Greek drawing and composition. Euphronius is stiff and archaic in style, but his subjects are varied, his groupings original and striking, and his mastery of the line decided. In their way, the vases which he painted will hold their own in comparison with those of any nation; for simplicity, truthfulness and charm they can scarcely be matched. [Adapted from Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)]


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Powerpoint Presentation: Greek Art
COPAC UK: Euphronius
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Library of Congress: Euphronius
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