red-figure

or red-fig·ured

[red-fig-yer]

adjective

pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the latter part of the 6th and the 5th centuries b.c., characterized chiefly by figurative representations in red against a black-slip background, details painted in the design, and the introduction of three-dimensional illusion in the rendering of form and space.

Nearby words

  1. red-dog,
  2. red-eye,
  3. red-eye gravy,
  4. red-eyed vireo,
  5. red-faced,
  6. red-flag,
  7. red-handed,
  8. red-headed,
  9. red-headed woodpecker,
  10. red-hot

Compare black-figure.

Origin of red-figure

First recorded in 1890–95

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