The Evolution of the Pan Painter's Artistic Style

by Amy C. Smith

Hesperia, Volume 75, Issue 4
Page(s): 435-451
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25068000
Year: 2006


In this article the author explores the decorative style of the Pan Painter in order to distance him from the so-called Mannerists and highlight the three-dimensional nature of his artistry. An analysis of his oeuvre reveals traits shared with the Berlin Painter and thus revives Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood's suggestion that the Pan Painter was a shop-boy under Myson and later an apprentice to the Berlin Painter. Attention is given to the Pan Painter's treatment of costume, which enlivened his figures and compositions in a manner suiting the range of iconographic types and vessel shapes with which he worked.