Who's Who on a Greek Vase

Who's Who on a Greek Vase

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by the Lyceum Society

 

The Lyceum Society is comprised of the Academy's retired and semiretired members, but any Academy member is welcome. Talks cover various scientific fields.

All Lyceum meetings (except December and June) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 am; Discussion: 1pm to 3 pm.

Michela Mitchell Halpern, EdD - Who's Who on a Greek Vase: How to Identify Figures on Ancient Ceramics

How to identify gods and goddesses and other major mythological figures on Ancient Greek vases by their attributes, recall the myth that is illustrated, and recognize the four major periods of Ancient Greek Art. Connections to Archaeology, Anthropology and Developmental Psychology will be noted.
Once clay is painted and fired, it lasts forever, unless totally pulverized. Almost everything that shows us what Ancient Greece looked like, from hair-dos and clothing to furniture and athletic contests, comes to us from illustrations on pottery and a few pieces of statuary.

Joel Kirman - The Technology Behind the Painted Ancient Vases