Apelles


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Apelles

(əpĕl`ēz), fl. 330 B.C., Greek painter, the most celebrated in antiquity but now known only through descriptions of his works. He is thought to have studied under Ephorus of Ephesus and under Pamphilus of Amphipolis at Sicyon. He was court painter to Philip II of Macedon and to Alexander the Great. His portraits of Alexander included one in the Temple of Diana at Ephesus that showed Alexander wielding the thunderbolts of Zeus. Apelles excelled in painting horses, and according to Pliny the portrait of Antigonus Cyclops on horseback was his masterpiece. Most famous, perhaps, was the painting of Aphrodite rising from the sea. A painting made by Botticelli from Alberti's description of Apelles' Calumny is in the Uffizi. Apelles is said to have been the first to recognize the talents of ProtogenesProtogenes
, fl. c.300 B.C., one of the most celebrated Greek painters of Rhodes and Athens. Apelles is said to have been the first to recognize the talents of Protogenes, then 50 years old and known only as a painter of decorations for ships.
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. He also influenced MantegnaMantegna, Andrea
, 1431–1506, Italian painter of the Paduan school. He was adopted by Squarcione, whose apprentice he remained until 1456, when he procured his release.
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 and TitianTitian
, c.1490–1576, Venetian painter, whose name was Tiziano Vecellio, b. Pieve di Cadore in the Dolomites. Of the very first rank among the artists of the Renaissance, Titian was extraordinarily versatile, painting portraits, landscapes, and sacred and historical
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Apelles

4th century bc, Greek painter of mythological subjects, none of whose work survives, his fame resting on the testimony of Pliny and other writers
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Apelles made a cutting retort that the craftsman should only judge things he knew about and shouldn't go "beyond the sole", which is "ultra crepidam" in Latin.
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Apelles Porto Alegre, irmao de Apolinario, em seguida, ofereceu-lhe, em nome das senhoras da cidade, a quem representava, uma escrivaninha de prata e um ramalhete de flores.
The publication is known as Tres epistolae de maculis solaribus ad Marcum Welserium, and was published under the pseudonym of Apelles post tabulam latens.
Joventut, que tenia a Apelles Mestres, a Triado y a Riquer para decorar sus portadas, reivindicaba a Botticelli frente a los clasicos del siglo XVI, y Junyent comentaba sobre el pintor de La primavera que "otros serian mas equilibrados y robustos, ninguno mas sensible y refinado.
Les membres du conseil de regence institue par Antigone Doson mort en 221 dirige par Apelles (104) voulaient controler la politique menee par Philippe V contre laquelle ils s'opposaient.
on either side of a central group comprising three seated ancients--the architect Ictinus, the painter Apelles, and the sculptor Phidias--flanked by an allegory of Gothic art on the left and an allegory of the Renaissance on the right, while on the proscenium the genie des arts (in the plural) get ready to hand out wreaths of laurels to deserving students.
Cous Alexandrum si nobilitauit Apelles, Dum pinxit docta Principis ora manu: Iane, tuum illustrat Theodori industria vultum, Qui tanto heic pictus cernitur artifice.
Among her topics are the character of philosophical influence in his early prose, arguing with the sun in "The Mark of Apelles," contextualizing the intellectual aims of 1918 from "Letters from Tule" to The Childhood of Luvers, disruptions in chronology and the collision with other worlds, and his symbolic world.
the singular Apelles, Rubens, and Raphael, inimitable all, Were not so because of the hue of their paints; They were made eternal by elegant combination"
4) On the Latin front there is the case of the art gallery in Petronius' Satyrica 83, where Zeuxis, Protogenes and Apelles are mentioned, but Encolpius' spouting of the biggest names of Greek painting is rather different from Clitophon's observation of the signature on the paintings in Pelusium.
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