red-figure

adjective
variants: or red-figured

Definition of red-figure

: of, relating to, or constituting a style of ceramic painting developed in Athens at the end of the 6th century b.c. in which the outer surfaces of the ware are covered in black except for the decorative figures and other elements which show as exposed areas of the red body clay and which are drawn chiefly from mythology in a style distinguished by convincing representation and graceful line
  • red-figure vase
  • red-figure ware
— compare black-figure, polychrome

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