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Silhouette (Technique, Concept)

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Silhouette (en)


Silhouette is used to describe figures or objects painted in solid black against a lighter colored background. In the black-figure technique (see Black-figure), figures and objects are painted in silhouette before employing incision for details (see Incised). Examples are also found in Geometric (see Geometric), Orientalizing (see Orientalizing), and red-figure vase-painting (see Red-figure), as well as on Boeotian “geometricizing” vases.

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