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ID: 500116286
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500116286

 
Record Type: Person
Euphronios (Greek vase painter and potter, active 520-470 BCE)

Note: Euphronios was a vase painter and potter working in the red-figure technique in Athens from about 520 to 470 BCE. He signed his name on eighteen vases, six times as painter and twelve times as potter. To judge by their drawing style, the vases that he signed as potter seem to be later than those he signed as painter. In his early career Euphronios was one of a group of Athenian vase painters who have been dubbed 'the Pioneers' by modern scholars. Working ca. 520 to 500 BCE, they were the first to exploit the possibilities of drawing in the new red-figure technique. Like his colleagues, Euphronios was interested in showing the human body in a variety of poses, and he used overlapping and foreshortening to give his scenes a sense of depth. On their vases, the Pioneers often depicted one another and even exchanged playful insults about each other. Later in his career, Euphronios's signature as potter appeared alongside the names of several of the finest vase painters of this period, including Douris, Makron, and Onesimos. The precise details surrounding Euphronios's later role as potter are unclear. Perhaps as he got older and his eyesight failed, he switched to the more tactile, less visual craft of potting a vase. Or the potter signature may mean that Euphronios actually owned the workshop, a sign of his prosperity and success in the industry.

Names:
Euphronios (preferred,V,display)

Nationalities:
Greek (preferred)
Ancient Greek
Athenian
Attic

Roles:
artist (preferred)
vase painter
potter

Gender: male

Events:
active:   Athens (Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
member of ....  Pioneer Group  
................  (Attic vase painters, active ca. 525-500 BCE) [500067990]
worked with ....  Douris  
....................  (Greek vase painter and potter, active ca. 500-475 BCE) [500116285]
worked with ....  Foundry Painter  
....................  (Attic vase painter, active 500-ca. 470 BCE) [500002535]
worked with ....  Onesimos  
....................  (Attic vase painter, active ca. 505-480 BCE) [500115465]

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

Biographies:
(Greek vase painter and potter, active 520-470 BCE) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Greek painter, act.ca.500 B.C.) ..... [BHA]
(vase-painter, ca. 520-505 BC) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Attic potter c. 520-505 BC) ..... [GRLPSC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Euphronios ........ [BHA Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1963)
.......................  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1984)
.......................  Clark et al., Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 40
.......................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
.......................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRLPA, JPGM, VP]
....................  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1963)
....................  Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (1984)
....................  Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases (1975)
....................  Clark et al., Understanding Greek Vases (2002) 40
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art (1969)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-) accessed 15 April 2003
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