White-ground lekythos

White-ground lekythos

Artist Reed Painter

Date ca. 425-400 BCE

Movement Greek 

Medium White-ground lekythos

Housed at National Archaeological Museum, Athens

 

Depicted here: the deceased sitting with a brooding expression while another man bids him farewell. Though more simplistic than red or black figure vase paintings, the artist is nonetheless able to achieve an incredible amount of emotion and expression through just a few brush strokes.