This kylix is painted in Athenian

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This kylix is painted in Athenian 'red-figure' style, with a painted background, and figures unpainted except for detail and outlines. Interior details are painted, rather then incised. (Pedley 203) This style of painting began in Athens in the late Archaic Period, around 530 BCE, replacing the previously common black-figure, which used painted figures with incision. This style allows for considerable variation of line weight, as can be seen, for example, by comparing the outreached hand of the woman in the center of the circle, and the inner folds of the mantle sleeve of the helmeted figure she is touching. The clothing folds are lighter and more delicate, while the hand is drawn in a thicker, heavier line. The folds of the mantle show a similar style of clothing, and way of depicting folds, as in Athenian statues from the late 6 th century. (Pedley 6.53) This style lacks the color of earlier vases. Aside from the black lines and background, there is only the color of the clay. There is considerable detail in the
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CLASS 315 taught by Professor Carr during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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