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ID: 500007727
 
Record Type: Person
Baltimore Painter (Greek vase painter, active ca. 330-ca. 310 BCE in Apulia)

Note: The Baltimore Painter may have worked near Canosa, where many of his vases have been found, although there is some connection with the Underworld Painter, who was probably from Tarentum. He is named after a monumental volute krater in Baltimore, Maryland, possibly depicting Hermes and Persephone in the underworld. Many other mythological subjects can be found in his unusually large oeuvre, although his work is considered less original than that of his near contemporary, the Darius Painter, probably also from Tarentum. In addition to large numbers of minor vases primarily decorated with a single painted female head, his workshop produced many volute kraters with scenes at grave shrines. The figures, the deceased and family members, are sometimes painted with colors (red, orange-yellow and white). In the multi-figured compositions of the Baltimore Painter, various objects are scattered all over the ground. The Baltimore Painter is not known for his meticulous draftsmanship: his lines tend to be thick with rapid brush movements. Overall, his style can be described as coarse yet vivid. The early works of his successor, the White Saccos Painter, are extremely close to those of the Baltimore Painter. The Baltimore Painter had considerable influence on his followers, who probably kept his workshop going until the turn of the century when red-figure vases stopped being made.

Names:
Baltimore Painter (preferred,V,display)

Nationalities:
Ancient Greek (preferred)
Greek
Italian
Ancient Italian
Apulian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
vase painter

Gender: unknown

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
influenced ....  Painter of Louvre K 67  
....................  (Greek vase painter, active ca. 310 BCE in Apulia) [500099169]
teacher of ....  Arpi Painter  
..................  (Greek vase painter, active ca. 325-ca. 305 BCE in Apulia) [500098789]
teacher of ....  White Saccos Painter  
..................  (Greek vase painter, active ca. 320-ca. 305 BCE in Apulia) [500006777]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Baltimore Painter (I)

Biographies:
(Greek vase painter, active ca. 330-ca. 310 BCE in Apulia) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Apulian vase-painter) ..... [GRLPSC]

Sources and Contributors:
Baltimore Painter ........ [GRLPSC Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 16 April 2003

Subject: ........ [GRLPSC, JPGM, VP]
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 16 April 2003
....................  Trendall, Attic Red-figured Vases of Apulia (1978) 856
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 16 April 2003
.......... Trendall, Attic Red-figured Vases of Apulia (1978) 856-860
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