Greek Art

Jesse McDole

Painted on this vase is the Greek hero Herakles is battling Lernean Hydra.It is believed that this piece came from one workshop, but was painted by two artists. This piece is from about 525 B.C. This jar was painted by Caeretan.
This sculpture was used to protect a grave in or around Athens. The sculpture has the face of a lion, but a body that is dog-like, which was common for Greek artists. Sculptures like these were very popular during about 300 B.C., and were often seen at most tombs. In 317 B.C. these were banned.
On the cup is a satyr, a companion of the god of wine. Cups were often used as decorations for drinking party's. On this cup, the artist Makron uses the red-figure and black-figure technique. Techniques like these were used to 3D the satyr.
Painted on this vase is a hero who fought in the battle of the myth "The Seven Against Thebes." On other parts of the vase maenads and satyrs, like from The Attic Red Figure Cup, are painted. The hero on this cup, Kapaneus, is killed by Zeus. This hero is rarely regarded in Greek Art history.
On this ring, two birds are on a branch. Little is known about this ring, but some vases/cups/paintings have birds similar to these. The tremolo technique is used on this to enhance the bowl and base layer. The large, oval base was popular for rings during this time.
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