Pausias


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Pausias

(pô`shēəs), fl. 1st half of 4th cent. B.C., Greek painter. He was celebrated for his decorative paintings, particularly in encausticencaustic,
painting medium in which the binder for the pigment is wax or wax and resin. Examples of encaustic tomb portraits from Roman Egypt bear witness to the durability of the medium, which is thought to have been widely used in ancient times.
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, a method which he is said to have invented. His most famous single work, A Sacrifice, containing an admirably foreshortened and modeled figure of a bull, was preserved until late Roman times in the portico of Pompey's temple in Rome.
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40) Given the rarity of the term "pourfill," it is remarkable that Pliny's translator uses it again, two chapters earlier, to praise the contributions of Pausias to the art of painting, singling him out for his superior skill: "to pourfill well, that is to say, to make the extremities of any parts, to marke duly the divisions of parcels, and to give every one their just compasse and measure, is exceeding difficult.
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