How was the red figure technique done?
Correspondingly, what is the red figure technique in art?
Red-figure Pottery is a style of Greek vase painting that was invented in Athens around 530 BCE. The style is characterized by drawn red figures and a painted black background.
Secondly, what is the advantage of the red figure technique over the black figure technique? The advantages of using Red-figure technique for painting on pottery were manifold. Details such as draperies and musculature were more easily delineated on Red-figure pottery because the artist could use thin lines of black paint (relief lines) instead of incisions to make details.
In this manner, how was the black figure technique done?
Techniques. The black color in black figure pottery is not a pigment or dye, but a result of firing clay in the kiln. As the vases were being made, a liquid clay called slip was applied to patch up weak areas or hold pieces together. After the vase cooled, artists could paint details onto the figures.
Where does the red color in Greek pottery come from?
The red-figure vase-painting technique was first developed in Athens (or somewhere in the region controlled by Athens, i.e. Attica) in ca. 530 BC. Red-figure is essentially the reverse of black figure: the background is filled in with a fine slip and has a black colour after firing, while the figures are reserved.