The Greek Vase

The Art of the Storyteller

Author: John Howard Oakley



Category: Vases, Greek

Page: 156

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Wonderfully preserved Greek vases are a unique source of information about the mythology, religion, drama and daily l ife of the ancient Greek world. This sumptuous photographic book offers a superb visual introduction to the artistry of ancient Greek vases , exploring them not merely as beautiful vessels to bear water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. Presenting the vases and the ir imagery in their full narrative glory, The Greek Vase interprets the ir forms and stories along a variety of themes, from the adventures of gods and mythological heroes, to expressive scenes of sexual intimacy and depictions of social, family and domestic life. Throughout, the text highlights what these pictures would have meant to the people who lived with and used them, how they have been received by later generations , and the profound influence of their form, decoration and narrative on subsequent art, architecture and literature.

DK Eyewitness Books: Media and Communication

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 716

From the earliest times people have been driven by a desire to communicate, share experiences and entertain. Begining with simple smoke signals and ending with the latest telepathic implants media charts the fascinating story of how information is passed on.This book tells how the first alphabets led to the birth of the written word and eventually to printed books. In this century television has given us a window on the world and newspapers have kept us up-to-date with today's events. Now the digital revolution sends our messages across the world in a matter of minutes and the Internet provides instant access to vast amounts of information. All these media transmit information so fast that the world is becoming a global village. Written by Cliff Gifford, science writer and author of many children's books this is a unique and exciting history of the world's media.

Art and Culture of Ancient Greece

Author: Dimitra Tsakiridis

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 194

Presents an introduction to Greek civilization, discussing such topics as the history, religion, art, architecture, entertainment, military practices, and government of the ancient society.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 847

Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide. New to this edition are the three levels of review including extended image captions, The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline. ArtStudy Online is a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly. Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Pots & Plays

Interactions Between Tragedy and Greek Vase-Painting of the Fourth Century B.C.

Author: Oliver Taplin

Publisher: Getty Publications


Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 253

This interdisciplinary study opens up a fascinating interaction between art and theater. It shows how the mythological vase-paintings of fourth-century B.C. Greeks, especially those settled in southern Italy, are more meaningful for those who had seen the myths enacted in the popular new medium of tragedy. Of some 300 relevant vases, 109 are reproduced and accompanied by a picture-by-picture discussion. This book supplies a rich and unprecedented resource from a neglected treasury of painting.

Red-Figured Athenian Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 1 and 2

Author: Gisela M. A. Richter

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art


Category: Art

Page: 541

View: 966

Red-Figured Athenian Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a descriptive catalogue of the more important red-figured Athenian vases in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. This book is written to serve as a general handbook on red-figured vases. 173 vases are featured and arranged chronologically with special emphasis placed on the styles of the various painters. Descriptive texts preceed each time period while drawings and photographs elucidate the vases decoration.

Art Across Time

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews


Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 437

Facts101 is your complete guide to Art Across Time, Volume I. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Art ot Ancient Greece, The Art of the Etruscans, Ancient Rome, and Early Christian and Byzantine Art plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

George Moore: the Artist's Vision, the Storyteller's Art

Author: Janet Egleson Dunleavy

Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 324

Traces the influences of London literary salons, Paris studios and cafes, Dublin drawing rooms, and Irish country houses and cottages on the works of George Moore. Notes the frequent changes in Moore's concept of form, style, theme, and characterization.

The History of Greek Vases

Potters, Painters and Pictures

Author: John Boardman



Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 614

This book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive survey of Greek vases by the outstanding world authority on classical archaeology and art. In it, John Boardman sketches the stylistic history of Greek vases and goes on to explore the many other matters that make the subject so fruitful: the process of identifying artists; the methods of making and decorating the vases and the problems in doing so; the life of the potter; the pots dissemination beyond Greece; and their functions in life, cult and as messengers of style and subject. Boardman demonstrates how Greek artists exercised a style of narrative in art that was long influential in the West, and how their pictures reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Learning




View: 671

Provides information on American authors and their works who have been ignored by most literary guides.