AIAC 2018: a panel on Greek coroplastic craft
Antonella Pautasso, a researcher of IBAM CNR, based in Catania, will participate in the International Congress of Classical Archaeology – AIAC 2018, which will take place in Cologne and Bonn from 22 to 26 May 2018, with a panel on Greek coroplast, prepared in collaboration with Stephanie Huysecom-Haxhi from CNRS HALMA of Lille University.
The panel, entitled “Craft Economy and Terracotta Figurines. Approaching systems of production through coroplastic studies”, will be held on 23 May and will be organized in collaboration with the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoSt). The event will feature ten international academics, expert in Greek coroplast, who will present different study scenarios, geographically included between Sardinia, Southern Italy and Sicily, Greece and Cyprus, Asia Minor and Cappadocia.
Jaimee Uhlenbrock, Professor Emeritus of Classical Arts and Archaeology at the Department of Art History of the State University of New York New Paltz, will conclude the meeting.
Coroplastic craft is the art of modelling clay into terracotta to create statues or other artistic artifacts. It is characterized by the painting technique used for Attic clay pottery. Two techniques were usually used: the black-figure vase painting, invented in Corinth during the VII century b.C. and the red-figure vase painting which reached the maximum perfection around 530 b.C..