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Carleton University
Classical Civilization
CLCV 1002

thMarch 15 2012CLCV 1002 B Greek Painting Continued Black Figure style Developed in Athens AtticaBlack figure style not quite realistic but getting there adding more detail Greek art developed from abstract to idealism to realistic depictionEngraved detail Detail added in this style is line but this doesnt make body appear more realistic The Classical Period Greek culture hits its peak after Persian wars especially in AthensIf reverse process of black figure style can get more realistic portrayal of bodythRed figure style 5 century BC Making background black and leaving figures in natural color of clay black figure does the opposite bodies in black and background in clay color Body and motion now depicted in still images allows it to appear to be more realistic Figures in rapid motionClothes swayingWrithing snakesKleophrades Painted detail Clay slips and shading used to show detailCan get different shades of color by chemically altering the balance of material within clayBegin to use shading allowing to eventually indicate 3 dimensions shoe depth Depiction of mental states emotion Depict emotion of humans so appear more realistic in terms of psychology Impressionistic style Use blotches and blurs of color to build up color and give depth Originally used this cartoon like drawingeverything depicted by line Vase painting start to imitate wall paintings who work in fresco techniques In wall paintings we get true impressionism Very few wall paintings from antiquity only ones we have are from tombs th Ex Painting of Hades abducting Persephone Vergina 4 century BC Large Scale SculptureMaterials Wood ivory perishable materialTerracotta clayAround 600 BC start sculpting in stone marble on a large scale influenced by Egypt
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