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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Art and Art History: Art History

ARTH 349 (W; 4th Sem Lang Req) History of Ancient Greek Painting (1)

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.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-Centered; Fourth Semester Language Requirement

Mode of Inquiry: ARTH 215 or consent of Instructor

  • Offering: Spring
  • Professor: Nicgorski