Pots & Plays


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Author  Oliver Taplin
Publisher  J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date   October 15, 2007
ISBN  0892368071
Pages  304

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This interdisciplinary study opens up a fascinating interaction between art and theater. It shows how the mythological vase-paintings of fourth-century B.C. Greeks, especially those settled in southern Italy, are more meaningful for those who had seen the myths enacted in the popular new medium of tragedy. Of some 300 relevant vases, 109 are reproduced and accompanied by a picture-by-picture discussion. This book supplies a rich and unprecedented resource from a neglected treasury of painting.

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