900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
This writing-centered course explores the development of vase-painting, fresco and mosaic during the historical Greek period. Unlike the expensive and public art of sculpture, these less costly arts were largely created for a more private audience. Consequently, the mythological scenes and genre subjects depicted in these artworks offer a different perspective on Greek religion and society that can deepen our knowledge and understanding of Classical antiquity. Some of the topics that will be covered include Greek black-figured, red-figured and white-ground painted pottery, the paintings from the Royal Tombs at Vergina and the oeuvres of outstanding artists such as the Greek vase-painters Exekias and Euphronios.
Prerequisite: ARTH 215 or consent of instructor. Fourth Semester Language Requirement.