Greek Vases Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection by Marion True, Jiri Frel, Dietrich von Bothmer

By Marion True, Jiri Frel, Dietrich von Bothmer

The eloquent great thing about the vases produced within the workshops of the traditional Greeks is represented via a range of items from the wonderful inner most choice of Molly and Walter Bareiss that spans greater than 1000 years of the craft. From a pleasant miniature stirrup vase courting ca. 1300 B.C. to major examples of the molded vases from Augustan Rome, the Bareiss assortment encompasses a fantastic consultant assortment, guided by means of a yes intuition for the original great thing about layout and drawing. Assembled during this short catalogue are illustrated discussions of forty-seven of the masterpieces from the 258 vases at the moment on mortgage to the Getty Museum. Dietrich von Bothmer, Chairman of Greek and Roman paintings on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings, introduces this most crucial assortment, one with which he has been in detail concerned because its notion, advising, learning, studying, or even piecing jointly shattered vases. Following the person catalogue entries is an entire list of an extra 205 vases which are on mortgage to the Getty Museum.

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The resulting feeling that the performer is about to burst through his confines increases the powerful effect of the beautifully drawn figure. Epiktetos' name is known from over forty signatures, and he signed once as both potter and painter. , but his uncluttered style was to influence greatly the generation of vase painters who followed him. 43 30. C. 6 cm. Checklist no. 152. Primarily a painter of cups, the Brygos Painter had little interest in purely decorative patterns. Rather, he preferred to employ his fine draughtsmanship, originality, and intelligence in figurai composition, of which the Bareiss cup is arguably his best.

They also begin to participate in human activities other than revelry and love-making. They put on helmets, carry shields, and take part in athletics. The Brygos Painter evidently found it impossible to believe that a satyr could be s ingle mindedly devoted to sports and included at least a second companion from the Bacchic revels. 32. C. 6 cm. 8 cm. Checklist no. 159. On the inside of one of the handles of this cup is painted a very important 46 inscription: BRVAO£ EPOIESEN ("Brygos made it").

He did this with Athena's assistance, but he was afterwards pursued by Medusa's two remaining sisters. The more common representation shows Perseus being chased by the two immortal sisters. The black-figure technique depended upon incision to define the inner details. This cup is an exquisite example of the attention lavished on even a minor vase shape. Added red and white markings on the black forms further enhance the decorative effect, and the four figures are executed with the care of a miniaturist.

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