Perhaps what is depicted on this amphora is a scene similar to those Euthymides witnessed at one of these long parties.
Artistic importance[ edit ] What is notable about the vase is not the subject matter, but rather the way in which it is depicted. This discovery is evidence of the strong interaction between the Greek and Etruscan cultures.
The Trojan prince Hector is shown donning his armor before combat. It was created for aesthetic rather than functional purposes. The main scenes on both sides of the amphora are complemented by a delicate ornament. The Euthymides vase was in fact found in an Etruscan tomb at Vulci in Italy.
Many Greek vases survived untouched because the Etruscans buried their deceased in large underground tombs with many everyday objects. University of Maryland Italian Studies, 7 Mar. Hector dons his armor as his parents Priam and Hecuba watch. He is watched by his parents, Priam and Hecuba.
Created in the amphora shape, the Revelers Vase was likely created in Athens, the home of Euthymides, and purchased by an Etruscan noble.
The one on the left still keeps in his hand a kantharos—a wine cup with long handles. These motifs also serve as a frame to the main subject of the work, the three nude revelers. Euthymides had a clear sense of achievement and was indeed proud of his work, boastfully challenging his friend and rival—Euphronios.
Breaking the traditionally rigid frontal postures of contemporary Archaic statues and paintings, the revelers are in dynamic, overlapping postures. However, appreciation for the human body and nudity was a usual part of ancient Greek culture, and it provided a way for the artist to showcase his ability.
The use of foreshortening, although primitive, gives the entire composition a more natural and believable feel. Euphronios indeed was a master potter and painter, and Euthymides knew that and had a full appreciation for his work. The men have been drinking.
It is more likely that the artist created this as a study of various poses of the human figure. As does the middle figure shown in a standing position, with his front to the viewer and his head is looking down over his left breast, as his hands are busy adjusting his armor.
The reverse of the Revelers vase: It is due in part to this interaction between the Etruscans and the Greeks that Greek styles of figure design and architecture were transferred into the artistic canon of Rome.
The Revelers Vase, then, is a product of the early forays into working with red figure technique. The figures, however, are linked together only by the subject, not by any plot or narrative.Hall of the Bulls. In the cave at Lascaux, France, ca. 15, BCE. Sacred, dream herds of bull. Not all of the animals are bulls, there is no backgroud, place, or setting the cave represents because the animals are detailed diffrently.
Euthymides was a vase painter and potter working primarily in the red-figure technique in Athens from about to B.C. Today his signature is known from eight vases, on which he signed his name six times as painter and twice as potter.
The Three Revelers Vase, also known as simply the Revelers Vase, is a Greek vase originating from the Archaic Period.
Painted around BCE in the red figure pottery style, the Revelers vase was found in an Etruscan tomb in Vulci, Italy. Euthymides' Three Revelers is a Greek red-figure vase painting which dates back to about BC. It was found in an Etruscan tomb in Vulci, Italy, where it had probably been imported from Athens.
Euthymides, Three Revelers (Athenian red-figure amphora), c. B.C.E., 24 inches high (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich) “As never Ephronios [could do]” wrote painter Euthymides after painting his new amphora (an amphora is.
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