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ID: 500116285
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500116285

 
Record Type: Person
Douris (Greek vase painter and potter, active ca. 500-475 BCE)

Note: One of the most prolific vase painters known, Douris worked as a vase painter and occasionally as a potter in Athens in the early 5th century BCE. He is known from almost forty signed vases, two of which he also potted. Altogether, almost three hundred vases have been attributed to him. Given that scholars estimate a less than 0.5% survival rate for Greek vases, Douris may have decorated about 78,000 vases in his career. Douris primarily decorated red-figure cups, but he also painted a few vessels of other forms and in other techniques, including white-ground. His scenes are about evenly divided between mythology and depictions of everyday life. He worked with a number of potters, including Kleophrades and Euphronios, but he seems to have had a regular collaboration with Python. Onesimos depicted a cup signed by Douris on one of his vases, and there is even an ancient forgery of Douris' signature. These unusual references attest to Douris's significant influence among contemporary vase painters.

Names:
Douris (preferred,V,display)
Duris (V)

Nationalities:
Greek (preferred)
Ancient Greek
Attic
Athenian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
vase painter
potter

Gender: male

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
influenced ....  Borden Wood Painter  
....................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 480-ca. 450 BCE) [500094376]
influenced ....  Dish Painter  
....................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 460-450 BCE) [500073353]
influenced ....  Painter of Louvre CA 1694  
....................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 475-450 BCE) [500087068]
related to ....  Oedipus Painter  
..................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 500-ca. 480 BCE) [500067948]
worked with ....  Euphronios  
....................  (Greek vase painter and potter, active 520-470 BCE) [500116286]
worked with ....  Kleophrades  
....................  (Greek potter, active ca. 490 BCE) [500118836]
worked with ....  Python  
....................  (Greek potter, active ca. 500-480 BCE in Athens, Greece) [500115246]

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

Biographies:
(Greek vase painter and potter, active ca. 500-475 BCE) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Greek vase painter, 5th c. B.C.) ..... [BHA]
(vase-painter, ca. 500-475 BC) ..... [GRLPSC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Douris ........ [BHA Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
...............  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1984)
...............  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Duris ........ [BHA]
.............  BHA, Authority file (1973-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRLPA, JPGM, VP]
....................  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1984)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 15 April 2003
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  New Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988)
....................  Richter, Attic Red-Figured Vases (1958)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 15 April 2003
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