par Chalazonitis, Ioannis
Référence International conference organised by the Department of Photography and Audiovisual Arts Faculty of Art and Design (Technological Educational Institution [TEI] of Athens) and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (2013-09-05/07: Pyrgos, Tinos, Greece)
Publication Non publié, 2013-09-06
Communication à un colloque
Résumé : The Tenos Relief Pithoi were clay vessels of monumental size, produced in the Cycladic island of Tenos, from the late 8th century BCE to the 6th century BCE, during the Greek Geometric and Archaic periods. They were decorated with relief friezes of geometric motifs and pictorial depictions of mythological scenes, including the legend of Theseus and the birth of Athena. They were widely distributed, from the Cyclades islands as far as the Greek mainland and the quality of their decoration gradually came to rival that of monumental sculptures and painted wares of the same period. There are indications (e.g. clay relief friezes that decorated buildings) that the methods used in their production were also used in the decoration of the first monumental cult buildings. Therefore, they can be considered to have been an important stepping-stone between the Late Geometric small-scale sculpture and the trend toward monumentality that characterised the Archaic period.