Butades of Sicyon

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Butades of Sicyon

(bo͞o`tədēz, sĕ`shēŏn), fl. c.600 B.C., semilegendary Greek sculptor. He worked at Corinth and was supposed to have been the first to model in clay.
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Esto no es algo casual si recordamos que el origen del dibujo, segun la celebre fabula que narra Plinio acerca del joven amante corintio Butades, esta vinculado a la ausencia o invisibilidad del modelo (Belting 223-224) y, por tanto, antes que a la percepcion, es a la memoria a la que resulta necesario recurrir (Derrida 49).
Les ingredients mythiques de la peinture sont la : l'ombre projetee sur le mur nous rappelle le recit originel de la plastique raconte par Pline l'ancien (7), oo la fille du potier Butades de Corinthe dessine sur le mur de l'atelier l'ombre de son amant qui doit la quitter.
modelling portraits from clay was first invented by Butades, a potter of Sicyon, at Corinth.
The daughter of potter Butades of Sicyon sketched the shadow of her lover cast by the light of a lantern on a wall before he was to leave for a foreign land; her father then drew an imprint in clay from it (thus were born painting and sculpture, according to Pliny the Elder).
Pliny tells us that Butades also mixed clay with red ochre (rubrica) or made sculptures with red clay (rubra creta) and that the art is called "plastica", the artisan "plastes" (this reoccurs later in Agricola's work).