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Red-figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. Its modern name is based on the figural depictions in red colour on a black background.
Black-figure pottery painting was especially common between the 7th and 5th centuries BC. Figures and ornaments were painted on the body of the vessel using shapes and colors reminiscent of silhouettes. Delicate contours were incised into the paint before firing, and details could be reinforced and highlighted with opaque colors. The principal centers for this style were Corinth and later Athens.
In white-ground pottery, the vase is covered with a light or white slip of kaolinite. White-ground vases were produced in Ionia, Laconia and on the Cycladic islands. But only in Athens did it develop into a veritable separate style beside black-figure and red-figure vase painting. For that reason, the term white-ground pottery or white-ground vase painting is usually used in reference to the Attic material only.
Greek antiquities are recognized as fine art. While original Greek vases can cost thousands of dollars museum quality reproductions are available at reasonable prices. Our vases are hand made on a potter's wheel and hand painted collectible vases and not cheap factory produced tourist shop vases. We are the exclusive importer of Hellenic Classic Vases (TM) from Greece.
We have a special collection of antique Greek vase prints from the 1700 and 1800's. These rare prints include vases from the Collection of Sir Henry Englefield from 1812, Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honourable William Hamilton from 1776, Collection Of Engravings From Ancient Vases Of Greek Workmanship from 1800 ...and more. In addition, there is also a selection of other original prints including botanical, scenery, marine/naval, natural history and over 1,500 other prints.
Our original prints are perfect for wall decor in home or office and all prints come with custom double mats. Frames are also available.
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