Artist of the Quarter — Exekias

September 22nd, 2023

On Monday of this week, Mrs. Mouw revealed our first artist of the quarter. His name is. . . Exekias! Exekias was a Greek potter and painter during the sixth century BC. He is one of the few named artists we know of from the ancient world, and a remarkable amount of his work survives today. Our students learned about one of his most famous jars, called an amphora, which depicts the heroes Ajax and Achilles playing a board game between battles. Ask your students to tell you more about the intricacies of this particular piece.