1 700 B.C. Greek Black-Figure Pottery Technique By Nic Peterson
2 Location Started in Corinth and later Athens. Was also found in Laconia, Boeotia, eastern Greece and Italy.
3 Basic information Used reddish orange clay Large pieces were made in sectionsPottery shape- changed over time but was usually round with a top lip that curved out and some kind of handlePainted Figures- very slim and lean (almost feline) with a small torsos and larger upper body.
4 Its makersBlack-figure painting on vases was the first art style to give rise to a significant number of identifiable artists.Masters made it professionally and sold their pieces to make their living
5 How painted artwork was made Figures and ornaments were painted on the body of the vessel using shapes and colors that looked like silhouettes.Delicate contours were carved into the paint before firing, then details could be reinforced and highlighted with opaque colors, usually white and red.
6 Purpose Used in daily life to store food and liquid Richer people had more intricately designed potteryAlso used to tell a story with picturesThese pieces were usually decorational
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