Lysippus


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Lysippus

(laɪˈsɪpəs)
n
(Biography) 4th century bc, Greek sculptor. He introduced a new naturalism into Greek sculpture
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Ly•sip•pus

(laɪˈsɪp əs)

n.
fl. c360–c320 B.C., Greek sculptor.
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Neither did the great fabulist lack posthumous honors; for a statue was erected to his memory at Athens, the work of Lysippus, one of the most famous of Greek sculptors.
But why should I attempt to depict and describe in detail, and feature by feature, the beauty of the peerless Dulcinea, the burden being one worthy of other shoulders than mine, an enterprise wherein the pencils of Parrhasius, Timantes, and Apelles, and the graver of Lysippus ought to be employed, to paint it in pictures and carve it in marble and bronze, and Ciceronian and Demosthenian eloquence to sound its praises?"
1775) 164 Lasaia aerugo Clench, 1972 165 Lasaia agesilas (Latreille, [1809]) 166 Lasaia arsis Staudinger, [1887] 167 Lasaia meris (Stoll, 1781) 168 Amarynthis meneria (Cramer, 1776) 169 Exop lisia cadmeis (Hewitson, 1866) 170 Riodina lysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) 171 Melanis electron (Stichel, 1910) pronostriga 172 Melanis marathon (Felder & Felder, 1865) 173 Melanis pasiena (Hewitson, 1870) 174 Melanis smithiae xarifa (Hewitson, [1853]) 175 Siseme alectryo Stichel, 1909 spectandra 176 Siseme aristoteles C.
The first room was the cavernous three-story Salone d'Ercole with its plaster copy of the eponymous Farnese Hercules (the original, itself a copy after Lysippus that was discovered in the Baths of Caracalla in 1545, is now in Naples and was deemed too valuable and too heavy to travel).
3), and descriptions of Lysippus's famous statue The Strigil Bearer find echoes in Riccio's version.
These statues attributed to Lysippus were themselves looted from Constantinople in the 1204 during the fourth crusade.
(36) Hephaestion walks past a sculptor, presumably Lysippus, who is working on a bust of the new ruler of the empire, and approaches the bed where Alexander lies reading a letter from Olympias.
Jenkins may have been deliberately twisting the sense of Peacock's rendering of Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1225: "Man's happiest lot is not to be" (Peacock's emphasis)--which she had quoted earlier in the novel, oddly misattributing it to Lysippus, a Greek poet of Old Comedy (1:293).
Although Melantius, who has instigated the revenge against the king, is pardoned by the new king, Lysippus, Beaumont and Fletcher do not allow him to flourish or even survive; his pagan code that has justified instigating the revenge also leads him to starve himself to death after the death of his best friend.
Faced with the challenge of making himself recognisable to the heterogeneous subjects of a vast empire that stretched from the Adriatic to the Punjab, Alexander the Great commissioned Lysippus to sculpt his portrait, which he then had copied and disseminated throughout the empire.
Graham Pollard continues the discussion of medallic reverses slightly later and correctly questions Pastoureau's problematic conclusions regarding uniface metals (though, as Waldman's essay makes manifest, caution must be used when assuming that Lysippus' exquisite self-portrait with a polished reverse was made for a woman).
Students studying history of art are predominantly subjected to the work of male artists such as the works of lctinos, Lysippus, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, El Greco, Goya, Picasso or Dali during their whole education life.