With the appearance of the red-figure style (around 530 B.C.) some painters work on both techniques. The most characteristic is the Andokides Painter who most probably was the inventor of the new technique. Andokides Painter seems to come from the same tradition as Exekias, with whom he is almost always identified for the fill decorative motifs. However, they differ greatly in the details of the figures. From the mythological themes it seems that he preferred the cycle of Heracles. Another painter who worked on both techniques was Psiax. From his works the grace of the forms that follow the tradition of Amasis is revealed, but he is quite influenced by the red-figure style, mostly in the attribution of the drapery. Although he decorated many big vases (amphoras, hydriai, craters), he is distinguished for the simple and very attentive decoration of a series of plates.

One of the last important painters of vases of the black-figure style was the Antimenes Painter. Most of his works are dated between 530 and 510 B.C. He continued the narrative disposition of "group ┼" with less accuracy, but showing more interest in the right proportions. Among his themes often appear Heracles, the Dionysian thiasos (group) and the representations of springs. At the end of the 6th century B.C., the last important group of large black-figure vases has been called Leagros group. With these vases the possibilities of the old technique are exhausted, and from there onwards will not produce anything important.

Many kylix painters repeat trivial motifs, such as the gorgoneia and composite animals. The eye kylikes are widely spread and sometimes are influenced by the "Chalcidian" standards of the west. Im the final black-figure vases is included the multitudinous series of the vases known as the lekythoi. Although these forms become less and less attentive, their motifs are schematically formed and their production is almost massive, the black-figure lekythoi continuing to be produced until the second quarter of the 5th century B.C.


A special category of vases are the Panathenian amphoras. Their shape and decoration were formulated around 530 B.C., and continued to be produced in the black-figure style maintaining the same representations until the end of the 4th century B.C. (the last dated one is placed in 312/1 B.C.). These amphoras contained oil and were given as a prize at the Panathenaea. They were manufactured on the orders of the demos and on their main side they had a representation of Athena Promachos with the inscription TON ATHINITHEN ATHLON, whereas on the other side some event was depicted, such as equestrian contests, running, chariot racing, boxing, jumping, the javelin, the discus and wrestling. Many of these vases were decorated by known painters of the black figure style (Lydus, Execias and others).



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