red-figure

   In later ancient Greek pottery, a technique in which red figures were silhouetted against a black background.

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  • red-figure — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective or red figured ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ : of, relating to, or constituting a style of ceramic painting developed in Athens at the end of the 6th century B.C. in which the outer surfaces of the ware are covered in black except for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-figure — /red fig yeuhr/, adj. pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the latter part of the 6th and the 5th centuries B.C., characterized chiefly by figurative representations in red against a black slip background,… …   Universalium

  • red-figure — noun a type of ancient Greek pottery in which the background is painted black, leaving figures in the red colour of the clay. Compare with black figure …   English new terms dictionary

  • Red-figure pottery — Red figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of Black figure vase… …   Wikipedia

  • red-figure pottery — Type of Greek pottery that flourished from the late 6th to the late 4th century BC. Developed in Athens с 530 BC, the red figure pottery quickly overtook the older black figure pottery as the preferred style of vase painting. In red figure… …   Universalium

  • ETRUSCAN RED FIGURE POTTERY (CERAMICA A FIGURE ROSSE ETRUSCA) —    A local imitation of Greek red figure (red ground figures showing through from black surrounds), which follows the black figure toward the middle of the fifth century BC. Vulci, Orvieto, and later Falerii Veteres in the Faliscan area appear to …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • GREEK RED FIGURE POTTERY —    A technique of pottery decoration invented in Athens about 525 BC. The technique involved the painting of an outline with added linear detail and the background filled with black, and was thus the reverse of Greek black figure pottery.… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • Red — /red/, n. a male or female given name. * * * (as used in expressions) red blood corpuscle red blood cell Red Army Faction Barber Red Erik the Red Grange Red Great Red Spot Red Khmer Red Army Red Brigades Red Cloud …   Universalium

  • red-figured — adjective see red figure * * * redˈ figure or redˈ figured adjective Designating a style of ancient Greek pottery in which the background is painted with a fine clay solution which turns and remains black after firing in a reducing atmosphere (cf …   Useful english dictionary

  • figure — figurable, adj. figureless, adj. figurer, n. /fig yeuhr/; esp. Brit. /fig euhr/, n., v., figured, figuring. n. 1. a numerical symbol, esp. an Arabic numeral. 2. an amount or value expressed in numbers. 3. figures, the use of number …   Universalium


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