Greek art in view: Essays in honour of Brian Sparkes [Hardback]

Stephanie Moser (Author); Simon Keay (Author)

ISBN: 9781842171370 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2004 | Language: English 184p, H242 x W170 (mm) 95 b/w illus, 6 tbs

Greek art in view


This book celebrates the career of Brian Sparkes, whose work in Classical archaeology has covered many diverse areas such as art, pottery, and theatre. Such interdisciplinary work is at the core of this book, which seeks to explore the relationship between different kinds of text and material culture and the ways in which these can be interpreted. Chapters include studies on the relationship between vase painting and sculpture (Karim Arafat) , images on wedding bowls (Sue Blundell) , and the role of pottery workshops in the choice of iconography (Robin Osborne) . There is also, unusually for this kind of publication, a paper by Brian Sparkes himself, focusing on how artists and craftsmen in ancient Greece conceived the appearances of men and women and of the move from idealised naturalism to realistic naturalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Simon Keay and Stephanie Moser)
1. So few people look like themselves (Brian Sparkes)
2. Sculpture gone to pot (K.W. Arafat)
3. Scenes from a marriage: viewing the imagery on a lebes gamikos (Sue Blundell)
4. Kitchen or Cult? Women with mortars and pestles (Jenifer Neils)
5. New vases by the Achilles Painter and some further thoughts on the role of attribution (John H. Oakley)
6. Workshops and the iconography and distribution of Athenian red-figure pottery: a case study (Robin Osborne)
7. Sotades: Plastic and White (Dyfri Williams)
8. Marble Sculpture from Cnidus and Halicarnassus in the Swiss Cottage Museum, Isle of Wight (Ian Jenkins)
9. Athenian cobblers and heroes (John Camp)
10. Argive Oinoe, Athenian epikouroi and the Stoa Poikile (Alan Sommerstein)
11. Eating fish in Greek culture (John Wilkins)
12. The Greeks for All? The media and the masses (Paul Cartledge)

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