Athenian Black Figure Vases (World of Art)

Athenian Black Figure Vases (World of Art)

by JohnBoardman (Author)


Athenian black figure vases bear the work of consummate artists, like Exekias, who depicted on them scenes of myth and everyday life which deepen our knowledge and understanding of Greek antiquity. In this survey, Professor John Boardman enables the reader to study the many aspects of the vases, and to grasp the essential style of a painter or a group of painters from the period between 630 and 470 BC. He devotes an entire section to the mythological scenes and other decorative features of the vases. 383 illus.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 252
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 20 May 1974

ISBN 10: 0500201382
ISBN 13: 9780500201381
Book Overview: 'A standard work of reference' Journal of Hellenic Studies

Media Reviews
'Demonstrates a broad and penetrating grasp of Greek art and archaeology ... comprehensive and concise ... crisp, lucid prose' - Times Literary Supplement
Author Bio
Sir John Boardman was born in 1927, and educated at Chigwell School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He spent several years in Greece, three of them as Assistant Director of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, and he has excavated in Smyrna, Crete, Chios and Libya. For four years he was an Assistant Keeper in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and he subsequently became Reader in Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He is now Lincoln Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art in Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy, from whom he received the Kenyon Medal in 1995. He was awarded the Onassis Prize for Humanities in 2009. Professor Boardman has written widely on the art and archaeology of Ancient Greece.