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 (prăk′sĭt′l-ēz′) fl. fourth century bc.
Greek sculptor whose few surviving works include Hermes Carrying Dionysius, discovered in 1877 at Olympia.


(Biography) 4th-century bc Greek sculptor: his works include statues of Hermes at Olympia, which survives, and of Aphrodite at Cnidus


(prækˈsɪt lˌiz)

fl. c350 B.C., Greek sculptor.
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History says that the temples of the Acropolis were filled with the noblest works of Praxiteles and Phidias, and of many a great master in sculpture besides--and surely these elegant fragments attest it.
As we turned and moved again through the temple, I wished that the illustrious men who had sat in it in the remote ages could visit it again and reveal themselves to our curious eyes--Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Socrates, Phocion, Pythagoras, Euclid, Pindar, Xenophon, Herodotus, Praxiteles and Phidias, Zeuxis the painter.
Oh, for a Phidias or a Praxiteles to have made the wonder of her body immortal!
We already have much to thank Praxiteles for - he was the first sculptor to capture the naked female form in full size.
Praxiteles is bred to be a Classic-type being a full brother to high-class runners such as Islington, Greek Dance and New Morning.
17) He describes the choregic monuments found on the Street of the Tripods and recounts the famous story of one Athenian's obsession over a celebrated satyr statue by Praxiteles that was located there.
Alli decia que la obra de Praxiteles que adelantaba a todas las suyas y a las de todo <<el orbe de las tierras>> era una Venus que habian comprado los habitantes de la ciudad doria de Cnido (o Gnido), hasta donde muchos habian <<navegado .
This magnificent sculpture has several stylistic and technical features that we associate with monumental Classical Greek bronzes, and ancient testimony attributing to Praxiteles an 'Apollo Sauroktono' in bronze greatly adds to the work's importance," says Michael Bennett, the museum's curator of Greek and Roman Art.
Among the textual links is the metaphysical argument made by Galen that the work of nature is superior to the work of the sculptor because "a Praxiteles, a Phidias is limited to forming external material," and deprived of penetrating to the interior parts as nature does.
No puede ser casual que el mismo siglo de Hipocrates haya dado a luz tambien a Herodoto y Tucidides para la Historia, a Socrates y Platon para la Filosofia, a Fidias, Praxiteles o Scopas para la Arquitectura y la Escultura, a Esquilo y Sofocles para las letras poeticas y a Clistenes o Pericles para las arenas politicas.
Otherwise, he is a Praxiteles, a Phidias; he is Perfection.
But the Jenkins Venus carried the day since it reflected the Ancient Greek ideal inspired by the famous Aphrodite of Knidos, created by Praxiteles in the fourth century BC.