The Late Mannerists in Athenian Vase-Painting by Thomas Mannack

The Late Mannerists in Athenian Vase-Painting

byThomas Mannack

Hardcover | October 15, 2001

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The potter and painter Myson founded the Mannerist workshop at the end of the sixth century BC. The Mannerists were his pupils and pupils of his pupils, and specialized in columnkraters, hydriai, and pelikai. The workshop was unusually long-lived and was active through the whole of the fifthcentury and the first decade of the fourth.The style of painting and the choice of some subjects are curiously old-fashioned. A number of pictures show rare themes such as the Death of Prokris, Odysseus and Nausicaa, and Orestes in Delphi. Other paintings give an unusual twist to well-known stories. The Mannerists were influenced bytheatrical productions, extant wall paintings, and the works of other vase-painters.The workshop provides important clues for the chronology of Attic vase-painting, for example drawing reflecting Pheidias' Athena Parthenos, and Aeschylos' plays Sphinx, Eumenides, and Seven against Thebes.

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Thomas Mannack is a Research Officer in the Beazley Archive, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Great Britain, Harrow School
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Great Britain, Harrow School

by Thomas Mannack


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Title:The Late Mannerists in Athenian Vase-PaintingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.75 inPublished:October 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199240892

ISBN - 13:9780199240890

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