Archaic Greek Art

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Unformatted text preview: a familiar story • Achilles is killed after this and ajax kills himself • The players in profile- opens u window • Private and quiet moment- intimacy ad friendship • Nothing else going on – in other vases, there was a lot of clutter • This scene is isolated • Symmetrical- the spears cut across the scene • There is no diff between the two men • A lot of attention from the cloaks- intricate designs – the forms naturally curve with the vase Exekias- suicide of ajax • Achille’s armour wasn’t given to ajax and he was mortified and killed himself • 540 BCE (black figure amphora) • def...
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This document was uploaded on 03/17/2014 for the course ARTH 101 at Georgetown.

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