Codrus Painter

Summary

The Codrus Painter was a Greek vase-painter of the Attic red-figure style, who flourished between 440 and 420 BC.[1] His actual name is unknown and his conventional name is derived from his name-vase, now in Bologna, which depicts the mythical Athenian king, Codrus.[2] He is most famous for his red-figure kylix showing the deeds of Theseus, now in the British Museum.[3] Stylistically the Codrus Painter is close to the Aison and the Eretria Painter, and his vases have been found in three tombs with these artists.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Avramidou, Amalia (2011). The Codrus Painter: Iconography and Reception of Athenian Vases in the Age of Pericles. Madison: Wisconsin University Press. p. 5.
  2. ^ Avramidou, Amalia (2011). The Codrus Painter: Iconography and Reception of Athenian Vases in the Age of Pericles. Madison: Wisconsin University Press. p. 3.
  3. ^ "A Red-figure kylix by the Codrus Painter". The British Museum, London.
  4. ^ Avramidou, Amalia (2011). The Codrus Painter: Iconography and Reception of Athenian Vases in the Age of Pericles. Madison: Wisconsin University Press. pp. 5–6.