Artists and Signatures in Ancient Greece by Jeffrey M. Hurwit

By Jeffrey M. Hurwit

The Greeks inscribed their artistic endeavors and craft with labels selecting mythological or old figures, bits of poetry, and claims of possession. yet no form of inscription is extra hotly debated or extra fascinating than the artist's signature, which increases questions in regards to the function and standing of the artist and the murals or craft itself. during this ebook, Jeffrey M. Hurwit surveys the phenomenon of artists' signatures around the many genres of Greek paintings from the 8th to the 1st century BCE. even supposing the nice majority of extant works lack signatures, the Greek artist still signed his items excess of the other artist of antiquity. studying signatures on gem stones, cash, mosaics, wall-paintings, metalwork, vases, and sculptures, Hurwit argues that signatures support us verify the placement of the Greek artist inside of his society in addition to his belief of his personal ability and originality.

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