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The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece (Greek language edition), Paperback / softback Book

The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece (Greek language edition) Paperback / softback


This innovative look at ancient Greek painting combines a standard comprehensive survey of the material record - wall paintings, painted panels, or slabs - with an in-depth exploration of the ways in which the people of Ancient Greece appreciated this demanding art.

Plantzos looks at techniques, styles, themes and masters as well as their admirers, clients, and critics.

At the same time, he discusses recent breakthroughs in archaeology, cultural studies, and art history.

The book is unique in its reflections of new, multidisciplinary approaches to the material record which it combines with a more traditional, art-historical exploration; it draws on a wide range of ancient authorities - from Plato and Xenophon to Cicero, Pliny, Lucian, and Philostratus. The book covers painting in Bronze-Age Greece (Cyclades, Crete, Santorini, Mycenaean Greece); painting of the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods, and ends with a study of Graeco-Roman painting in the 2nd-3rd c.

AD. Dimitris Plantzos is the author of Greek Art and Archaeology, 1200-30 BC (Kapon Editions, 2016) also available from UEP. * New Book Chronicle, Antiquity Volume 93, Issue 368 *


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 360 pages, 334 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Kapon Editions
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  • Category: Ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9786185209193

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