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Ancient Art Council Lecture, Attic Afternoon: Athenian Vase-Painting after the Persian Wars

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The Ancient Art Council presents The Eye of the Painter: Ancient Greek Pottery Lecture Series, sponsored by The Elios Charitable Foundation

Attic Afternoon: Athenian Vase-Painting after the Persian Wars
Dr. J. Michael Padgett, Curator of Ancient Art, Princeton University Art Museum

In the second quarter of the 5th century B.C., following the defeat of the Persian invasion, Greek painters and sculptors began to abandon long-held conventions of depicting human and mythological figures to develop more naturalistic modes of representation. The development of this Early Classical style is particularly evident in Athenian red-figure vase-painting, including important works in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 

Upcoming lectures in The Eye of the Painter: Ancient Greek Pottery lecture series:

“Go tell the Spartans . . .”: War and the Warrior in Archaic Greek Vase-Painting
Dr. Andrew Stewart, Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, Departments of History of Art and Classics; Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies; Curator of Mediterranean Archaeology, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2 pm

The Art of South Italian Vases
Keely Heuer, Dietrich von Bothmer Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 2 pm

To complement the lecture series, the Ancient Art Council presents a reading:

Translating the Agamemnon of Aeschylus: A Religious Music-Drama of Family Conflict and Retribution
Dr. Rodney Merrill, poet and translator
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 2 pm

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Programs are free to the public; a suggested donation of $5 is welcome.


The Ancient Art Council gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Elios Charitable Foundation for making possible The Eye of the Painter: Ancient Greek Pottery and the acquisition of an Archaic Greek faience Perfume Vessel in the Shape of a Hippalektryon (horse-rooster).

The Ancient Art Council supports ancient art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, For more information, visit www.ancientartcouncil.org

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