By Albert TenEyck Gardner
Every piece of yank sculpture within the Museums assortment is mentioned intimately, and there's a concise biography of every of the sculptors. The greater than 350 works characterize all significant American sculptors and colleges from the early 19th century to the current day, making this a important survey in a box the place little released details is offered. the various biographies comprise attribute or diverting excerpts from heretofore unpublished letters written to the Museum by way of the sculptors themselves, describing their lives and paintings.
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23). 32 The image does not occupy the body of the vase, the cylindrical surface, but rather its upper part, an unbroken circle around the mouth of the krater. It is a long frieze of little figures dancing and gesturing, a komos that encircles the liquid contents of the vase. The only static figure is the seated Dionysus, who is holding a rhyton. In front of him, Hermes is presenting the god Hephaistos, who is riding on a mule. On both sides of Dionysus, maenads dance with satyrs, who carry branches or drinking cups.
The redfigure cup, Florence, 91288; CVA 4(38) pi. 134 (1706)1; Beazley, ARV 891/2, Para 429. See also W. Deonna, "Vases a surprise et vases a puiser Ie vin," Bulletin de I'lnstitut Genevois 38(1908): 3-29. 16, unattributed. On this type of cup, see CaskeyBeazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the MFA, Boston 1 (Oxford, 1931), 33-34. For 6 CHAPTER 3 the usual manner from the top; inside it has a hollow base that ex tends almost even with the lid. When this cup is lowered into a krater, it is filled through the base, and when it is removed from the liquid and set level, it can be emptied only through the crescent from which one drinks.
Thus youths and adults are linked in this im age, which is arranged as a continuous frieze around the whole vase. 127; Beazley, ARV 258/21; 1640. This is my translation for the Greek tragmata, to which Athenaeus devotes part of Book 14 (640C-658C). 10 The Space of the Krater The painted surface is not circular but cylindrical; still, like the earlier example, the space is pictorially constructed as an uninter rupted circle. It is worth noting that this image appears on a stamnos, and that a krater appears under one of the handles—twice re moved, a vase painted on a vase.
American Sculpture A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum by Albert TenEyck Gardner