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Other pot painters and Nikosthenes We have already looked at the work of some painters who may have sat in the same studios as the great artists of this period – Lydos, Amasis, Exekias. The cup-like lips of lekythoi had been beginning to flare slightly, and a rather sudden innovation is to make them tall and mainly concave sided.
Herahles and Kerberos Some originality of theme is attempted but there is a lot ol near mass production of stock scenes like arming, a warrior leaving home, I iionysos between eyes.
Athenian Black Figure Vases by John Boardman
A satyr, Herakles ami Athena. Another measure of their popularity was the way in which the shape was copied in stone, for jewellery, for small perfume vases and for icd figure vases decorated with various scenes.
These shoulder lekythoi acquire straighter, but still flaring walls, but after about they arc soon replaced by lekythoi with cylindrical bodies [ ], the type which survives through the fifth century. The dated vases are only of years in W liich the Greater Panathenaia were not held and it was the duty of officials in these years to lay up the stock for the year of the games and to commission the production of the vases, which dated the harvest in the same way that vintages were dated by archon stamps impressed on the handles of wine amphorae Inn not in Athens.
The last important and numerous group oflarge black figure vases takes its title, the Leagros Group c.
BOARDMAN JOHN Athenian Black Figure Vases.pdf [ 1997] Αντιγραφή
I imiades Painter 1 ] who invents some interesting cock monsters; the K vllenios Painter [ 62] who has some pretensions to real skill and wit, since in Ins scene of Zeus giving birth to Athena from his head it is Hermes who steals 1I1. The figures are drawn in outline and left in the pale colour of the clay while the background was painted all black. A very high proportion ofhis vases seem to have been sold in the Western Greek colonies.
I I athenjan debt to the tradition of Group E is demonstrated by shapes, ornament and style. Apart from these artists, whose interest in the old technique can be at least partly explained by special demand, there are few red figure painters with any notable black figure output. We turn now to a few of the more distinguished specialists.
Athenian Black Figure Vases
But he was prolific, and the monster from which he takes his name  was also the hallmark of a large group of cheap contemporary Corinthian cups. Other head cup artists of distinction are Sakonides  resembling Lydos and Phrynos. They arc fine vases, they were freely exported, and die series began with plain versions of the Corinthianising Komast cups [21, j.
In this book, devoted to the black figure vases, in relative isolation from arts in other materials and periods, it has proved possible only to summarise the iconographic conventions peculiar to black figure and give a guide to the recognition of figures and scenes.
The Theseus Painter had worked on skyphoi and in the I leron lass io which he contributed there was a succession of far poorer quality.
The white 1’11 mud becomes regular now tor all the finer lekythoi as well as many of the implcr, patterned vases, and it is introduced tor some other shapes like the.
Ill, ives the detail of harness, weapons, helmet crests, and studies athenisn posture,1 hr- figures, if not always with total success notice the fallen warrior.
Sometimes the development of a shape or the invention of a new one has proved an important element in the story of the development of style, and these observations need not be repeated at length. The Amasis Painter  also worked long: I Boardmsn is vades, like his figures, are big: Ure s Classes of Skyphoi Ai and A2 a classification devised for the prolific finds at Rhitsona in Boeotia have black lips which carry a groove below the rolled top, or are merely shallow and convex, with undecorated lower walls.
The usual form of the first half of 1 he sixth century and little later is smaller, ovoid, with simple cylindrical bandies to mid neck. We know the names of about a dozen Athenian black figure painters for certain, but Beazley has some four hundred artists or groups.
By the end ot the last century the attribution of unsigned vases began to occupy scholars, but it was left to John Beazley who died, a Knight and Companion of Honour, in to face the whole range of surviving vases, and to put order into the study of their painters. Boagdman neck and handle palmettcs too boardmna late, and well on the way to patterns ot the red figure period. It has not proved easy to isolate Lydos as an individual artist when his signed works and their obvious kin fall within the wthenian ofa very large group of vases, fairly homogeneous in style but widely differing in quality.
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Head oj Fibure crowned by Nike. The friezes of the Francois Vase resemble more closely in scale and imposition the friezes on cups than they do the bigger tableaux on the. This seems to have been. Of these, and of the Athena Painter, there will be more to say in the next chapter.