Black-figure White Ground (Technique, Concept)

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Black-figure White Ground (en)


The use of white-ground (see White-ground) with the black-figure technique (see Black-figure) was pioneered by the Edinburgh Painter (see Edinburgh Painter) during the late 6th c. BCE. A white slip (see Added White) is applied to the surface of the vase onto which human or animal figures are painted using black-figure. Shapes include the lekythos, oinochoe, and small neck-amphora.

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