Herakles and Pholus Black figured Hydria 520- 510 BC On this hydria vase is a black figured centaur and man. The man is Herakles and the centaur is Pholus. The background is a gold-yellow clay. The only other colours are the purple of the men, probably showing their importance, and white lines that add detail to the scene. The scene is mostly made with natural lines and is enclosed with a geometric border. The image is mostly flat, except that the artist added dimension by positioning Pholus in front of the well and Herakles behind it. Even with this added dimension both figures are planted to the same ground line. The black on gold creates an interesting shapes between the negative and positive. The image is narrative, however I have not been able to find a source to explain exactly what is happening here. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholus_(mythology)


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