Black Figure Pottery: Technique & Style


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What was the artistic significance of black figure pottery?

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1. What made black figure pottery unique from the style before it?

2. What gives black figure pottery the black color?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Black figure pottery was an Ancient Greek form of pottery that featured black silhouettes of people and events. The printable worksheet will teach you more about it, and the interactive quiz will test you on specifics, such as the significance of black figure pottery and what made it unique.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What made black figure pottery artistically significant
  • How it was different than the pottery style before it
  • What gives the pottery its black color
  • How to define the term 'slip' in pottery
  • The process of kiln firing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on black figure pottery
  • Making connections - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how and why Ancient Greeks made pottery in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding kiln firing and what gave black figure pottery its color

Additional Learning

To learn more about a style of Ancient Greek pottery, review the corresponding lesson on black figure pottery. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes what black figure pottery is
  • Teaches about the techniques employed to create the pottery
  • Examines animal scenes from black figure pottery
  • Discusses its significance to Ancient Greek art history