Andokides. Greek vase painter in
the red-figured style.
Andokides (Greek: Ανδοκίδης) was a famous potter of
Ancient Greece. The painter of his pots was an anonymous artist, the
Andokides Painter, who is recognized as the creater of the red-figure
style, beginning around 530 BC. His work is compared with Exekias, who
was said to have created the most detailed and best examples of
black-figure pottery. Exekias is said to be the teacher of Andokides.
Although the work of Andokides and his painter is considered inferior to
that of Exekias, the invention of red figure was an important
The most renowned work of Andokides is the amphora depicting the God
Dionysus and two of his maenads.
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