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This book explores the persona of the artist in Archaic and Classical Greek art and literature. Guy Hedreen argues that artistic subjectivity, first expressed in Athenian vase-painting of the sixth century BCE and intensively explored by Euphronios, developed alongside a self-consciously constructed persona of the poet. He explains how poets like Archilochos and Hipponax identified with the wily Homeric character of Odysseus as a prototype of the successful narrator, and how the lame yet resourceful artist-god Hephaistos is emulated by Archaic vase-painters such as Kleitias. In lyric poetry and pictorial art, Hedreen traces a widespread conception of the artist or poet as socially marginal, sometimes physically imperfect, but rhetorically clever, technically peerless, and a master of fiction. Bringing together in a sustained analysis the roots of subjectivity across media, this book offers a new way of studying the relationship between poetry and art in ancient Greece.Read more
- Proposes a new way of understanding pictorial style in Archaic and early Classical Greek art as well as new interpretations of the poetry of Archilochos and Hipponax
- Offers an alternative way of studying the relationship between poetry and pictorial art in ancient Greece
- Underscores the importance of the symposium as the locus of inter-media or inter-arts exchange in ancient Greece
- Winner, 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
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- Date Published: November 2015
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107118256
- dimensions: 261 x 186 x 22 mm
- weight: 1.03kg
- contains: 65 b/w illus. 25 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: 'I am Odysseus'
1. Smikros and Euphronios: pictorial alter ego
2. Archilochos, the fictional creator-protagonist, and Odysseus
3. Hipponax and his make-believe artists
4. Hephaistos in epic: analog of Odysseus and antithesis to Thersites
5. Pictorial subjectivity and the Shield of Achilles on the François vase
6. Frontality, self-reference, and social hierarchy: three Archaic vase-paintings
7. Writing and invention in the vase-painting of Euphronios and his circle
Epilogue: persuasion, deception, and artistry on a red-figure cup.
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