Black-figure technique

Black-figure technique

The silhouetting of dark figures against a light background of natural reddish clay, found on early Greek pottery.
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The black-figure technique, featured on the krater on this month's cover, evolved from earlier geometric designs in Corinth and then Athens.
550-525 BC), the greatest of all masters in the Attic black-figure technique.
Athenian vase painting: red- and black-figure techniques.