Greek Vases

niobid_painter_-_red-figure_amphora_with_musical_scene_-_walters_482712_-_side_aFollowing my research on Grayson Perry I learnt of how he uses historic pot silhouettes as his inspiration. Known for their homoerotic imagery and use of ceramics I decided to research Greek vases. These again are an example of Illustration and Ceramics coming together. The traditional technique of decorating these vases is using Terra sigillata, a process somewhat in between slips and glazes, which would be interesting to explore if possible.

The action of taking a sexual, or even taboo image and placing it on an everyday object is a very interesting concept. It almost seeks to normalise and oversaturate the subject depicted.Β There is still a stigma behind LGBT so perhaps this is a direction to take further?

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