Greek vase painting


Choose from these pages on the aesthetics and techniques of vase painting.

 freehand drawing of a neck amphora - by me!


link to symposium

The Drinking Party : types and shapes of vases used


link to women

The Womens' Quarters : vases and their use


link to Panathenaic

Panathenaic vases


link to Black Figure

How Black-Figure vases were painted and fired.


link to Red Figure

How Red-Figure vases were painted and fired.


link to Chemistry

The Secret Chemistry!


link to Interpretation

Top of the Pots - interpretation of vase painting


link to shapes

Classification of all shapes