When one first lays eyes on this ceramic vase, the first notion would be to call it a naturalistic work of art due to the fact that the women are all proportionally done and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. Upon further investigation it becomes obviously clear that while this piece appears to be naturalistic, when one observes the simplicity of
its nature, the abstractness of the image becomes noticed. An interesting aspect about the Niobid Painter’s style is that he allows the parts of the body on the women, which normally protrude such as the head shoulder and chest fall along the curve of the vase giving the perception of depth and dimension. In definition, especially when concerning the color of the vase the piece is almost flawless, except for a few peculiar marks on the ritual side of the vase. While most of the... [continues]
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