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Dark Age and Archaic Age Pottery by Mind Map: Dark Age and Archaic Age
Pottery
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Dark Age and Archaic Age Pottery

Black Figure Pottery

details carved on

expressions shown through action

vase takes more time

not a lot of detail can be added

difficult to carve curved lines, curved lines rarely used, straight lines used often

figures mostly black color

figure appears to be a shadow

Red Figure Pottery

has a more natural look

details painted on

expressions can be shown

vase takes less time

more detail can be added

figures are a red color

figures are more lifelike

Advantages of red-figure style

easier to paint in fine detail

lines can overlap

artist can control texture

6 Types of Pottery

hydria

pours water and other liquids

lekythos

used to pour oil

krater

mixes water and wine

amphora

stores liquids and dry goods

kylix

drinking cup

oenochoe

pouring jug

6 characteristics of Greek vase painting

horror vacui

need to fill every space with some sort of decoration

people and animals constructed out of crude geometric shapes

use of geometric shapes

circles were uncommon

straight lines were used more

most imortant scene where vase swells out

3 horizontal lines seperate each change of decorations

Ajax vs. Achilles

Exekias

black figure style

Andokides

bilingual amphora