TitleAppropriation and innovation in archaic Lakonian art
NameColeman, Patrick James (author), Kenfield, John (chair), Small, Jocelyn Penny (internal member), Thuno, Erik (internal member), Neils, Jenifer (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
DescriptionThis dissertation argues that the artists of Archaic Lakonia – the region of ancient Greece controlled by Sparta – developed innovative approaches to narrative imagery by appropriating, modifying, and combining Corinthian, Attic, and Near Eastern precedents. It focuses on ways in which foreign compositions were changed and juxtaposed by the Lakonian vase painters who decorated the circular interiors of black figure kylikes, but the scant related remains of Archaic Spartan architectural sculpture are also addressed. This dissertation concludes that Spartan artists adjusted borrowed conventions in order to suit local viewers in specific contexts and contradicts the prevalent view that Lakonian art is derivative and provincial.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Patrick James Coleman
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.