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ID: 500006931
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500006931

 
Record Type: Person
Berlin Painter (Attic vase painter, active ca. 500-ca. 460 BCE)

Note: Considered to be one of the best red-figure vase painters, the Berlin Painter worked in Athens from about 500 to the 460s BCE. He was a technically masterful and prolific artist with about three hundred of his vases surviving. Almost all his work was in the red-figure technique, but he did try white-ground and black-figure. Although he did not invent the scheme of an isolated figure on each side of the vase surrounded by black glaze, the Berlin Painter popularized and perfected its use. He was not innovative in his subject matter, but he gave his figures a new air of elegance, aloofness, and grandeur. Since the shapes of his vases so precisely fit the proportions of his spotlighted figures, some scholars speculate that he may also have been the potter. As with most ancient artists, the real name of the Berlin Painter is unknown, and he is identified only by the stylistic traits of his work. Scholars named him after one of his amphorae in the Antikensammlung in Berlin.

Names:
Berlin Painter (preferred,V,display)

Nationalities:
Ancient Greek (preferred)
Greek
Attic
Athenian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
vase painter

Gender: unknown

Events:
active:   ca. 500-460 BCE  Athens (Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Achilles Painter  
..................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 470-ca. 425 BCE) [500019489]
teacher of ....  Hermonax  
..................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 475-450 BCE) [500073243]
teacher of ....  Niobid Painter  
..................  (Attic vase painter and potter, active ca. 470-ca. 445 BCE) [500000151]
teacher of ....  Providence Painter  
..................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 500-475 BCE) [500028844]

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

Biographies:
(Attic vase painter, active ca. 500-ca. 460 BCE) ..... [VP Preferred]
(vase-painter, ca. 500-475 BC) ..... [GRLPSC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Berlin Painter ........ [GRLPA Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1984)
..............................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 16 April 2003

Subject: ........ [GRLPA, JPGM, VP]
....................  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1984)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 16 April 2003
....................  Richter, Attic Red-Figured Vases (1958)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 16 April 2003
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