Lysippus


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Lysippus

(laɪˈsɪpəs)
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(Biography) 4th century bc, Greek sculptor. He introduced a new naturalism into Greek sculpture

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).
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).
And in a final comment on people who kill even those rulers who may not deserve to live, Lysippus says: "[F]or on lustful kings / Unlook'd-for sudden deaths from God are sent; / But curs'd is he that is their instrument" (5.
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.
Louis Waldman's insightful essay focuses on one medallist, the perplexing but crucially important Lysippus, suggesting that the Quattrocento artist was in fact a humanist dilettante and papal legate, designing medals only occasionally and usually for friends; Waldman also presents a believable solution to the riddle of the medallist's adopted name.
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.
Parrhasius answered him, "Let it be lawful for Parhasius, O Alexander, to shew a Table wherein he would paint Alexander, if it were not unlawfull, and for others to square Timber, though Lysippus carve it, and for all to cast brasse though Pirgotales engrave it.