red-figure

or red-fig·ured

[ red-fig-yer ]
/ ˈrɛdˌfɪg yər /

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.

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Origin of red-figure

First recorded in 1890–95
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