AAMW621 - GREEK VASE PAINTING

Spring 2015: Painted vases constitute the most important and comprehensive collection of visual evidence that survives from ancient Greece. In this course, we will examine the development of Greek vase-painting from the 10th to the 5th century BC, with particular emphasis on the pottery of the Archaic and Classical periods that was produced in the cities of Athens and Corinth. An object-based learning course, this class will focus on the close study of Greek vases in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, and a number of class sessions will meet in the Museum. Several guest lecturers will discuss the conservation and ancient repair of Greek vases and the ceramic analysis of Greek pottery. We will also learn about the making of ceramics in a session in the Addams Hall pottery studio. Some background in art history or classical studies is helpful but not required.
Section 401 - LEC - GREEK VASE PAINTING
TR 0130PM-0300PM
BROWNLEE, ANN
JAFFE BUILDING B17