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The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller Wonderfully preserved Greek vases are a unique source of information about the mythology, religion, drama and daily l ife of the ancient Greek world This sumptuous photographic book offers a superb visual introduction to the artistry of ancient Greek vases , exploring them not merely as beautiful vessels to bear water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning Presenting the vases and the ir imagery in their full narrative glory, The Greek Vase interprets the ir forms and stories along a variety of themes, from the adventures of gods and mythological heroes, to expressive scenes of sexual intimacy and depictions of social, family and domestic life Throughout, the text highlights what these pictures would have meant to the people who lived with and used them, how they have been received by later generations , and the profound influence of their form, decoration and narrative on subsequent art, architecture and literature.

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  • The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller
  • John H. Oakley
  • Inglés
  • 14 February 2019
  • 0714122777

5 thoughts on “The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller

  1. says:

    I remember my junior year abroad many decades ago in Denmark walking in one of the art museums in Copenhagen and taking notes on the various styles of Greek vases I ve loved them ever since and finally decided to get a good general introduction This is exactly the ticket the who, what, where, when and styles of many Greek vases Beautiful photos and a very informative text Not too academic and not too long Highly recommended

  2. says:

    Having read several other books on Greek vase paintings, I was a little hesitant to buy another but this quarto edition published by the Getty contains such large and stunning photographs that my fears were wasted The text explains the subjects depicted in detail, though it mostly ignores the technicalities and history of pot painting But no matter when you can practically put your nose up to these well chosen examples.

  3. says:

    This is a lovely book, with wonderful pictures The vases have lots of activity in their designs, which is very interesting The authors lead you through how the artists of the time depicted various subjects commonly found in the vases and talk of the different symbols and their meanings Fascinating look at a bewitching subject.

  4. says:

    Lovely Images, including close ups Excellent Intro to the topic Good printing and binding.

  5. says:

    The best general introduction to Greek vases now available A must for anyone with an interest in this amazing art form The photos from the Getty and British Museum are gorgeous and the text is a wonderfully concise and lucid survey of the best known painters and the images they created.

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