Kleophrades Painter Hydria by ghkgkyyt

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									   Kleophrades Painter
         Hydria
Fact Scan:
Date:        500-480BC
Type:        Hydria (Storing and pouring water – 3 handles)
Technique:   Red Figure (the figures are red!)
Potter:      Kleophrades
Painter:     Kleophrades Painter
Height:      42 cm
Subject:     Illioupersis – destruction of Troy.
Kleophrades Painter
      Hydria
      Kleophrades Painter
            Hydria
Askanios,
Aeneas and
Anchises
flee from
Troy as it’s
destoryed
by the
invading
Greeks.
         Kleophrades Painter
               Hydria
Ajax – the son of
Oileus – steps over a
dead Trojan (blood
stained and lying on
his back), invades a
sanctuary of Athena,
seizes Cassandra –
who valiantly (but
pointlessly) resists.
She seeks support
from the statue of
Athena
           Kleophrades Painter
                 Hydria
  Two Trojan take refuge
in the sanctuary of Athena
– clutching their hair in
despair.
  Next to them, a rowan
tree, bent back with the
storms of destruction.
 Priam is being slain by
Neoptolemos – note his
helplessness and the blood.
  His grandson Astyanax is
already dead on his
grandfather’s lap…blood
spurting from his tiny
corpse
            Kleophrades Painter
                  Hydria
  A valiant Trojan woman
uses a pestle to fight off a
fully armed Greek soldier.
  The kneeling old woman
is Aithra – brought from
Greece with Helen.
  Akamas and Demophon
(the sons of Theseus)
rescue her.
  A poor blond-haired
Trojan girl clasps her hair
in despair – she knows a
life of misery will follow
for her
         Kleophrades Painter
               Hydria
Key features
•Composition
•Mood
•Narrative
       Kleophrades Painter
    Composition Hydria
•The frieze occupies the
severely sloping shoulder
of the vase.
•There is greater space at
the shoulder than the neck,
so the frieze is composed
of a series of triangles
•These represent either
continuous or near-
continuous action
•Large space occupied by
bodies, altars, drapery and
children

                            Scene framed above and below by decorative motifs - identify
          Kleophrades Painter
                Hydria
Narrative
•Dilute slip for blood
•Gestures of e.g
hopelessness, aggression
etc
•Hierarchical scaling
•Juxtaposition of men
and women
•Symbols – rowan tree
•Pose – Achises looking
back
         Kleophrades Painter
               Hydria
Mood
•Five moods are
engendered
here…hope, horror,
despair, liberation and
courage
•HOW?!
      Kleophrades Painter
            Hydria
        Political significance
This is a Greek painter presenting the Greeks
as vicious conquerors. Why? Collective guilt
from the WAY that the Trojans were dealt
with (cf. USA vs Vietnam?). Why now? The
end of the Persian wars? Maybe this is a
political statement.

								
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