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Greek Vase Painting—“Death of Sarpedon”

Lecture no. 19 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World

Greek Vase Painting—“Death of Sarpedon”

Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Visit the fields of Troy as phalanxes of Greeks advance upon the Trojans. There, according to the Iliad, Sarpedon was killed by Patroclus, a scene memorialized in Euphronios’s red-figure vase painting. Learn how artists represented death and what techniques artists used to tell a coherent story on a round vase.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Where Do We Come From?
Where Do We Come From?
0 of 34 min
2
Image of Ancient Cave Art—Chauvet, France
Ancient Cave Art—Chauvet, France
0 of 31 min
3
Image of The Uruk Vase—Vision of an Ordered World
The Uruk Vase—Vision of an Ordered World
0 of 27 min
4
Image of The Standard of Ur—Role of the King
The Standard of Ur—Role of the King
0 of 31 min
5
Image of “Ram Caught in a Thicket”
“Ram Caught in a Thicket”
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Great Ziggurat at Ur—Ancient Architecture
Great Ziggurat at Ur—Ancient Architecture
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Victory Stela of Naram-Sin of Akkad
Victory Stela of Naram-Sin of Akkad
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Neo-Assyrian Palace Reliefs
Neo-Assyrian Palace Reliefs
0 of 28 min
9
Image of “Queen of the Night”—Babylonian Goddess
“Queen of the Night”—Babylonian Goddess
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Ishtar Gate and Processional Way
Ishtar Gate and Processional Way
0 of 30 min
11
Image of The Ancient City of Persepolis
The Ancient City of Persepolis
0 of 32 min
12
Image of Palette of Narmer—The Conquering King
Palette of Narmer—The Conquering King
0 of 32 min
13
Image of Statue of Khafre—Rebirth of a King
Statue of Khafre—Rebirth of a King
0 of 32 min
14
Image of Tutankhamun’s Mask
Tutankhamun’s Mask
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Tomb Painting of Nefertari
Tomb Painting of Nefertari
0 of 32 min
16
Image of Kritios Boy—Idealized Athletic Youth
Kritios Boy—Idealized Athletic Youth
0 of 27 min
17
Image of Discobolus—Motion in Sculpture
Discobolus—Motion in Sculpture
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Parthenon Marbles—Metopes and Frieze
Parthenon Marbles—Metopes and Frieze
0 of 30 min
19
Image of Greek Vase Painting—“Death of Sarpedon”
Greek Vase Painting—“Death of Sarpedon”
0 of 27 min
20
Image of Aphrodite of Knidos
Aphrodite of Knidos
0 of 26 min
21
Image of Laocoön—Three-Dimensional Narrative
Laocoön—Three-Dimensional Narrative
0 of 31 min
22
Image of Column of Trajan
Column of Trajan
0 of 32 min
23
Image of Bronzes of Ancient China
Bronzes of Ancient China
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Great Stupa at Sanchi
Great Stupa at Sanchi
0 of 31 min
25
Image of Borobudur—Ancient Buddhist Stupa
Borobudur—Ancient Buddhist Stupa
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Colossal Olmec Heads
Colossal Olmec Heads
0 of 32 min
27
Image of Sarcophagus Cover of Pakal at Palenque
Sarcophagus Cover of Pakal at Palenque
0 of 34 min
28
Image of Carved Stone Lintels of Yaxchilán
Carved Stone Lintels of Yaxchilán
0 of 31 min
29
Image of Teotihuacán—Temple of the Feathered Serpent
Teotihuacán—Temple of the Feathered Serpent
0 of 29 min
30
Image of Colossal Stone Statue of Coatlicue
Colossal Stone Statue of Coatlicue
0 of 31 min
31
Image of Aztec Calendar Stone
Aztec Calendar Stone
0 of 31 min
32
Image of Moche Earspools—Miniature Masterpieces
Moche Earspools—Miniature Masterpieces
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Ancient Andean Ceramics
Ancient Andean Ceramics
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Ancient Andean Textiles
Ancient Andean Textiles
0 of 32 min
35
Image of What Can We Learn from Ancient Art?
What Can We Learn from Ancient Art?
0 of 31 min
36
Image of How Ancient Art Reverberates
How Ancient Art Reverberates
0 of 33 min

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