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Title: Elpenor, Amymone, and the Thruth in the Lykaon Painter's Painting
Author(s): GIESECKE, Annette L.
Volume: 74 Issue: Date: 1999
Continued and intensified scholarly interest in the iconography of Greek vase painting, especially the study of the relationship between texts and images, has advantageously resulted in a number of books which make this subject readily accessible even to those who are not students of art and archaeology. While being enormously useful tools, these and other iconographic studies tend to focus on painters’ representations or interpretations of certain myths, dramatic performances, or major works of art; therefore, they catalog only a very small portion of the overall decorative schema of a given vase. The great disadvantage of this method is the fact that the reader remains unaware of the compositional richness and hermeneutic challenges of a vase bearing a number of images which may or may not be thematically related to one another and which may derive from a variety of sources.