Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714002022009CLASSICAL POTTERYCompulsory246
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is basically to identify the works of various painters, styles and groups of the Attic Red Figure vases. Another aim of the course is to be able to discuss the developments of shapes and styles as well as the iconographical depictions of the scenes painted on the relevant vessels.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. R. Gül GÜRTEKİN-DEMİR
Learning Outcomes
1to classify different artictic movements
2to understand the importance of Attic figured vessels in terms of evidences of ancient Greek dresses, social and religous beliefs,myths etc. .
3to describe and depict figural vessels.
4to understand and perceive different artistic forms and expressions.
5learn how to analyse a mythological scene
6learn how to identify individual artists.
7to correctly use the modern archaeological terminology in describing and depicting Attic pottery
8to create and develop confidence, responsibility and critical thinking.
9to differentiate stylisticc aspects of disticts periods.
10to prepare a short oral prensentation on a subject in Attic pottery.
11to make research in the library and on the internet.
12to write a presentation by applying his/her knowledge on a subject previously learned and studied .
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
To take the two courses, "Pottery Art" and "Archaic Pottery", prior to this course is highly recommended.
Course Contents
The course covers the time period between ca. 530 and late fourth century BC. It will be presented chronologically starting from the preliminary stages of Attic Red Figured pottery and continuing with the Archaic style, the mature Classical style and the late Red Figure style in the fourth century BC. The relations and reflections among Attic pottery, wall painting and sculpture are also emphasized
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction to the course. Research on Attic vasesMeeting with the students. Definition of the course intents.
1Athens during the production of Attic Black figure and red fugure vases: Art within the political, economic and social environment.
2Attic and Corinthian pottery prior to the invention of red figure technique.
3Technical aspects and production of Attic black figure and red figure vases: a) Manifacture (material, decoration and firing) b) Methods of painting (Six’s technique, white ground, etc.) c)Technical, stylistic and iconographic differences between the two techniques
4Introduction to red figure: a) an overview of literature related to Attic red figure pottery. b) Social and political facts of Athens during the late 6th-4th centuries B.C. c) Pottery commerce d) Chronological sequences of Attic red figure pottery: an overview of development of styles, painters and schools. Invention of Red Figure and its early stage (530-500 BCE) Recommendedreading (Cohen 1978
5a) Early stages of red figure: Bilingual vases and early painters (Andokides Painter, Psiax.) b) Introduction to Pioneer Group Recommended reading (Wegner 1979; Robertson 1992; Boardman 1996, 29-36)
6Painters of the Pioneer Group: Definition and Identification of individual artists Euphronios and Eutymides )
7Mid-term exam
8Followers of Pioneer Group
9Late Archaic (ca. 500-480) vase painters: A period of increasing naturalism
10Kleophrades and Berlin Painters: Painters of Large vessels.
11Late Archaic cup painters: Douris and Brygos Painter. Reading (Boardman 1996, 132-178)
12High Classical era of red figure painting (ca. 480-425): Development of distinct styles and schools • Mannerists: workshop of Myson and the Pan Painter. Reading (Beazley 1974b; Boardman 1996, 179-193)
13High Classical era of red figure painting (ca. 480-425): Development of distinct styles and schools • Achilles Painter and his peers. White-ground lekythoi.Reading (Boardman 1989, 129-143)
14High Classical era of red figure painting (ca. 480-425): Development of distinct styles and schools: • School of Niobid Painter and his followers: Polygnotos and the Kleophon Painter. Reading (Boardman 1989, 12-15; 60-63)
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• J.Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases. The Classical Period , Thames and Hudson, 1989 • J.Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases. The Archaic Period, Thames and Hudson, 1996. • J.D.Beazley, Attic Red Figure Vase Painters, Oxford, 1963 • J. D Beazley, The Berlin Painter, Mainz 1974a • J. D. Beazley, The Pan Painter, Mainz, 1974b • B. Cohen, Attic Bilingual Vases and their Painters, New York, 1978 • J. V. Noble, The Techniques of Painted Attic Pottery, London, 2e éd. 1988 • E.Simon, Die Griechischen Vasen, Munchen,1976 • M.Robertson, The Art of Vase Painting in Classical Athens, Cambridge, 1992 • M. Wegner, Euthymides und Euphronios, Westfalen, 1979 useful web sites: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
n/a
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures16232
Discussion10110
Question-Answer10110
Team/Group Work212
Self Study12560
Individual Study for Homework Problems5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11111
Reading12336
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)191
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