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Description - The Late Mannerists in Athenian Vase-Painting by Thomas Mannack

The potter and painter Myson founded the Mannerist workshop at the end of the sixth century BC. The Mannerists were his pupils and pupils of his pupils, and specialized in columnkraters, hydriai, and pelikai. The workshop was unusually long-lived and was active through the whole of the fifth century and the first decade of the fourth. The style of painting and the choice of some subjects are curiously old-fashioned. A number of pictures show rare themes such as the Death of Prokris, Odysseus and Nausicaa, and Orestes in Delphi. Other paintings give an unusual twist to well-known stories. The Mannerists were influenced by theatrical productions, extant wall paintings, and the works of other vase-painters. The workshop provides important clues for the chronology of Attic vase-painting, for example drawing reflecting Pheidias' Athena Parthenos, and Aeschylos' plays Sphinx, Eumenides, and Seven against Thebes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199240890
ISBN-10: 0199240892
Format: Hardback
(286mm x 228mm x 19mm)
Pages: 198
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Mannack

Thomas Mannack is a Research Officer in the Beazley Archive, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.