“Red-Figure Vase Painting: Technique and style of Greek vase painting developed bout 525 BC (after Black-Figure Vase Painting) and dominating the art of the 5th century B.C. Black glaze is painted around the forms and figures of the reddish-brown clay, with inner details painted in. The finest Greek wares are in the red-figure style.”
Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.