|Dates||active 350 - 325 B.C.|
The Darius Painter is the name of an artist who decorated pottery using the
The Darius Painter was one of the first to decorate very large vases, sometimes over three feet in height. He was also one of the most successful painters in exploiting the new compositional possibilities presented by these large vases. The Darius Painter depicted myths and episodes from stories not usually portrayed in vase-painting. His choice of subjects, elaborate compositions, and style were influenced by what he saw in contemporary theatrical productions.