How to Read Greek Vases (BOK)

Joan R. Mertens

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How is it possible today to gain insight into the culture that flourished in ancient Greece over 2,500 years ago? Works of art are eloquent intermediaries. This generously illustrated volume provides an introduction to the painted pottery that served specific utilitarian functions and that afforded outstanding artists a medium for depicting their gods and heroes and the details of daily existence. The key to understanding the rich language of the Greek vase is tuning into the interrelation of its function, shape, technique, and subject matter. Notable examples from the Metropolitan Museum's exceptional collection reveal the variety and vitality of the refined forms and masterfully rendered scenes that characterize these engaging works of ancient Greek art.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Joan R. Mertens
Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300155235
Antall sider 112 Dimensjoner 23,5cm x 30,5cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 807 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of art: ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE, Ceramic arts, pottery, glass