Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lekythos - Diosphos Painter

Lekythos (oil flask) attributed to the Diosphos Painter

Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri

Athens, ca. 500-490 B.C.

Using the "Six" technique, named after Rembrandt's friend Jan, who first studied it in detail. Developed during the last quarter of the 6th century, the period that saw the introduction of red-figured painting.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Artist In His Society

From Donald Kagan's lecture "In Defense of History"

The artist in this case is Sophocles.