black-figure pottery at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Type of Greek pottery that originated in Corinth c.700 BC. The figures were painted in black pigment on the natural red clay ground. Finishing details were then incised into the black pigment, revealing the red ground. The great Attic painters (mid-6th cent. BC), most notably Exekias, developed narrative scene decoration and perfected the style. It continued to be popular until the advent of red-figure pottery (c.530 BC).