Athenian Vase–Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.
The Berlin Painter was the name given by Sir John Davidson Beazley (1885–1970) to an otherwise anonymous Athenian vase-painter, active in the first quarter of the fifth century B.C. Since Beazley’s first published identification of the Berlin Painter in 1911, the oeuvre of this still-anonymous Athenian draughtsman has grown to some 330 works, and esteem for his elegant, approachable style has never lessened. This exhibition will feature 84 vessels and statuettes of the early fifth century, including 54 of the finest vases attributed to the Berlin Painter, representing a full range of subjects, sacred and profane. Find out more about the ‘Berlin Painter’ exhibition from the Princeton University Art Museum’s website.
Robin Osborne explores the artist’s style and subjects in the February issue of Apollo, read the article in full here
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