Polygnotus
biographical name circa 500-circa 440 B.C. Greek painter

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  • Polygnotus — (Πολύγνωτος) was an ancient Greek painter from the middle of the 5th century BC, son of Aglaophon. He was a native of Thasos, but was adopted by the Athenians, and admitted to their citizenship.He painted for them in the time of Cimon a picture… …   Wikipedia

  • Polygnotus — Polygnotus, griech. Maler aus Thasus, 450–410 v. Chr., der erste, welcher eine künstlerische Composition durchführte u. mit 4 Farben malte; schmückt die Pökile zu Athen, den Dioskurentempel, die Lesche der Knidier zu Delphi den Minerventempel zu… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • POLYGNOTUS — patriâ Thasius, floruit Olymp. 93. pictor antiquissimus. Quintil. l. 12. c. 10. et Plin. l. 33. c. 13. et l. 34. c. 8. et l. 35. c. 6. 9. et 11. Videndi quoque sunt Plutarch. in Cimone, Pausan. l. 10. et Aelian. l. 4. Var. Hist. c. 3. Item… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Polygnotus — [päl΄ig nōt′əs] 5th cent. B.C.; Gr. painter …   English World dictionary

  • Polygnotus — /pol ig noh teuhs/, n. fl. c450 B.C., Greek painter. * * * or Polygnotos born с 500, Thasos, Thrace died с 440 BC, Athens, Greece Greek painter. None of his works are extant, but accounts exist of monumental wall paintings in a severely Classical …   Universalium

  • POLYGNOTUS —    an early Greek painter, born in Thasos, and settled in Athens 463 B.C.; is considered the founder of historical painting, and is praised especially by Aristotle, who pays a high tribute to him; was the first to attempt portrait painting and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Polygnotus — /pɒləgˈnoʊtəs/ (say poluhg nohtuhs) noun fl. c. 450 BC, Greek painter …   Australian English dictionary

  • Polygnotus — /pol ig noh teuhs/, n. fl. c450 B.C., Greek painter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polygnotus (disambiguation) — *Polygnotus was an ancient Greek painter from the middle of the 5th century BC *Polygnotos (vase painter) was an ancient vase painter. *Polygnotus (crater) is a crater on Mercury …   Wikipedia

  • Polygnotus (crater) — Mercury crater data latitude= 0 N or S=N longitude= 68.5 E or W=W diameter=130 km eponym= Polygnotus Polygnotus is a crater on Mercury.This basin has a central peak ring and is embayed with smooth plains material, which is very different in… …   Wikipedia

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