The Athena Painter, along with the Theseus Painter, continued the tradition of painting large standard lekythoi. His black-figure work was of high quality. Apart from lekythoi, he mainly painted oinochai. Some archaeologists identify him with the red-figure Bowdoin Painter. They may, however, simply have worked in the same workshop. His workshop was one of the production centres that developed the painting of white-ground lekythoi, which was to become especially important in the 5th century BC.
References and sources
- (ArtNet): Athena Painter
- Haspels, 1936. Attic Black-figured Lekythoi. (Cambridge University Press), pp. 157-60.
- Beazley, J.D. (1956). Attic Black-figure Vase-painters (Oxford: Clarendon Press), pp. 522–524, 533, 704.
- Boardman, J. (1974). Athenian Black Figure Vases (London: Thames & Hudson), p. 113f, 147-149, figs. 250-255.
- John Boardman: Schwarzfigurige Vasen aus Athen. Ein Handbuch, Mainz 1977 (Kulturgeschichte der Antiken Welt, Vol. 1) ISBN 3-8053-0233-9, p. 160.
- Krannert Art Museum: White ground lekythos with the battle of Kaineus and the Centaurs
- C. H. Emilie Haspels: Attic black-figured lekythoi, Paris 1936, p. 41-165. 254-262
- Matthias Steinhart: Apollon auf dem Schwan. Eine neue Lekythos des Athenamalers, In: Archäologischer Anzeiger (1993) p. 201-212.
- Thomas Mannack: Haspels addenda: additional references to C. H. E. Haspels Attic black-figured Lekythoi. Oxford 2006. ISBN 0-19-726315-1, p.
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