Greek Vase Painting of an Artist at Work

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Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 21 June 2021
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Red-figure vase depicting an artist painting a statue of Hercules, identified by his club and lion-skin cape. Greek and Roman statues were frequently painted in Antiquity, to impart a more impressive and life-like appearance. Images of artists working are extremely rare in ancient art, and this piece provides an insight into an underrepresented trade. Attributed to the Boston Group, c. 360–350 BCE. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Art, M. M. o. (2021, June 21). Greek Vase Painting of an Artist at Work. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14307/greek-vase-painting-of-an-artist-at-work/

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Greek Vase Painting of an Artist at Work." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 21, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14307/greek-vase-painting-of-an-artist-at-work/.

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Greek Vase Painting of an Artist at Work." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Jun 2021. Web. 17 Oct 2021.