The C(orinthianizing) Painter takes his name from the strong influence of Corinthian vase-painting on his style. He particularly favored the Siana cup, which afforded him an ample, regularly shaped surface over which to deploy mythological narratives. The C Painter has chosen a later moment in the Troilos story than the Painter of London B 76. The hare and bird emphasize the speed of Achilles' pursuit.
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Title:Terracotta kylix: Siana cup (drinking cup)
Artist:Attributed to the C Painter
Date:ca. 575 BCE
Dimensions:H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) diameter 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm)
Credit Line:Purchase, 1901
Until 1899, collection of Henry Hoffmann, Paris; May 1899, purchased by Henry de Morgan at the Hoffmann sale at Hôtel Drouot, Paris; 1899-1901, collection of Henry de Morgan, Paris; acquired in 1901, purchased at the de Morgan sale at the American Art Galleries, New York.
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Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2018. "Dangerous Beauty : Medusa in Classical Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 75(3): pp. 13, 15, fig. 17.
In this interview, exhibition curator Kiki Karoglou shares provocative insights into the contemporary relevance of mythological hybrid beings and offers a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the exhibition.
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