I am writing a paper on 8th-3rd century Greece. I am trying the distinguish the differences between black and red figure pottery.
Black figure pottery very commonly illustrated the mingling of Greek gods with mortals, and also illustrated many of the events in Greek mythology. Here is an example of black-figure pottery illustrating the Greek hero Heracles with Cerberus.
Here is another example, of Heracles fighting Ares.
Red-figure pottery less often illustrated the mingling of the Greek gods, and more often featured sex, the nude male figure, and every-day life.
Here is an example of the nude male figure, and sex.
Here is a pot featuring Cassandra and Hector. Notice Hector entirely in the nude (not in an erotic manner) while Cassandra remains robed:
Here is one more example illustrating the Athenian athletics competition.
I believe that the shift from black to red figure pottery placed more emphasis on the importance of mortal men, and began focusing less so on the Greek mythological events and gods and turned more toward the everyday life of mortals.
Am I justified in believing this? Is there anywhere else where a more detailed comparison has been drawn?