product description page

Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece : Art, Poetry, and Subjectivity (Hardcover) (Guy

Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece : Art, Poetry, and Subjectivity (Hardcover) (Guy - image 1 of 1
$88.99
MSRPReg: $120.00 Save $31.01 (26% off)

about this item

"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"--
Number of Pages: 364.0
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Guy Hedreen
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2015
TCIN: 50099466
UPC: 9781107118256
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2118

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.