What was black figure pottery used for?
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Moreover, who invented black figure pottery?
The first artist with a unique style was the Nessos Painter. With his Nessos amphora he created the first outstanding piece in the Attic black-figure style. At the same time he was an early master of the Attic animal frieze style. One of his vases was also the first known Attic vase exported to Etruria.
Subsequently, question is, 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.
Correspondingly, what is the difference between black figure pottery and red figure pottery?
Red-figure depictions were generally more lively and realistic than the black-figure silhouettes. In black-figure vase painting, the pre-drawn outlines were a part of the figure. In red-figure vases, the outline would, after firing, form part of the black background. This led to vases with very thin figures early on.
Why is ancient Greek pottery black and orange?
Vase painting The black-figure technique was developed by about 700 B.C. in Corinth. The black figures were painted as silhouettes that stand out against the orange-red clay surface of the vase. Details were either incised through the black to the red clay surface below, or added in colors.