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  Apelles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another Apelles was the founder of a Gnostic sect in the 2nd century; Apelles (gnostic).
Apelles was a contemporary of Protogenes, whose reputation he advocated.
Apelles is said to have been working on a painting of Aphrodite of Kos when he died, and the painting was left unfinished for no one could be found with skill enough to complete it.
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 APELLES - LoveToKnow Article on APELLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Apelles is said to have treated his rival with generosity, for he increased the value of his pictures by spreading a report that he meant to buy them and sell them as his own.
Apelles allowed the superiority of some of his contemporaries in particular matters: according to Pliny he admired the dispositio of Melanthius, i.e.
In fact the age of Alexander was one of notable idealism, and probably Apelles succeeded in a marked degree in imparting to his figures a beauty beyond nature.
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 Apelles -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Apelles (flourished 4th century BC) was a renowned (An artist who paints) painter of ancient (A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil) Greece.
Apelles travelled to Protogenes' home on (A Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos) Rhodes make the acquaintance of this painter he had heard so much about.
Such was Apelles' fame that several (The period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries) Renaissance painters modelled themselves on him.
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 Encyclopedia: Apelles
Ptolemy's Jester was suborned by Apelles' rivals to convey to him an invitation to dine with Ptolemy, whose surpise arrival enraged the king.
Apelles is said to have been working on a painting of Aphrodite of Cos when he died, and the painting was left unfinished for no one could be found with skill enough to complete it.
Pliny states that Apelles made a number of useful innovations to the art of painting, but his recipie for a fl varnish -- that both protected and enhanced the colors in his paintings, and created an effect that Pliny praises to no end -- Apelles kept secret and was lost with his death.
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 Apelles of Cos surpassed all the painters that preceded and all who were to come after him
Apelles from Coos (c 352 - 308 BC) was famous Hellenistic Greek painter whose artwork was held in such elevated admiration by Pliny the Elder and other ancient authors, that he continues to be regarded, even though none of his work survives, as the greatest painter of antiquity.
The candour of Apelles was however equal to his artistic skill he used to acknowledge his inferiority to Melanthius in grouping, and to Asclepiodorus in nicety of measurement, that is in the proper space to be left between one object and another.
Apelles had also begun on another Aphrodite at Cos, which was to surpass even his famous earlier one; but death grudged him the work when only partly finished, nor could anybody be found to carry on the task, in conformity with the outlines of the sketches prepared.
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 Footnotes
Apelles' doctrine was a decided advance upon that of Marcion, as he rejected the dualism of the latter, which was the destructive element in his system, and thus approached the Church, whose foundation must be one God who rules the world for good.
Apelles was evidently like Marcion in his desire to keep within the Church as much as possible, and to associate with Church people.
Apelles, although his rejection of it undoubtedly originated in the same presumptions, yet subjected it to a criticism which satisfied him of the correctness of his position, and gave him a fair basis of attack.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 223 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In fact, the meaning which Fuseli attaches to the word seems to be that in which it was used by Apelles : " By '/race I mean that artless balance of motion and :epose sprung from character, founded on propriety, *vhich neither falls short of the demands nor over-caps the modesty of nature.
Such were the principles on which Apelles formed his Venus, or rather the personifi­cation of Female Grace,—the wonder of art, the despair of artists." That this view of the Venus is right, is proved, if proof were needed, by the words of Pliny (xxxv.
Besides the ^ayepooo-eis, Apelles wrote a work entitled " Syllogisms," the object of which Eusebius states (I. c.) to have been, to prove that the writings of Moses were false.
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 Battle of the Nudes, Antonio Pollaiuolo by Raichel Le Goff
Pliny also informs us that Apelles strove for absolute 'mimesis' a Greek word meaning to 'literally copy nature' and it was said that experts in physiognomy could tell how long a person had to live by just looking at his portraits; they were so true to life.
Apelles was also celebrated for his delicate draughtmanship as demonstrated by the famous story of his splitting one line into three and this is a standard of skill that Pollaiuolo desires to emulate, in his intricate handling of the shading in the 'Battle of the Nudes'.
That author may be forgetting the story of the line of Apelles, a simple demonstration of his unrivalled manual skill that was so highly prized, it was displayed in the palace of the Caesars in Rome until destroyed by fire.
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 Apelles (4th century B.C.)
APELLES, who was the contemporary of Alexander the Great, and his favourite, nearly a hundred years later than Zeuxis, was the most popular of all the painters of antiquity.
Whilst painting the portrait of Campaspe, Alexander's favourite concubine, Apelles fell in love with her; and, according to the story, the king surrendered her to the painter.
Apelles was especially famed for his skill as a portrait painter.
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 Apelles, Alexandria/Egypt, Ancient Christian Church
Apelles is first encountered as a younger man in Rome under the influence of the teacher Marcion (d.
Apelles disagreed with the tenets of Marcion's thought, being instead convinced of the unity of the unbegotten God and of a Christ in the flesh, and was forced to leave his mentor.
Apelles continued to give credence to the continuation of the prophetic movement, and came under the influence of "a certain Philumene," so that he "wrote a book containing her teaching, with the title Phanerôseis," to which Tertullian and others pay testimony (Lawlor 1928: 170).
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 Apelles
He was court artist to Philip II of Macedon and then to Alexander the Great, whose portrait Apelles alone was allowed to paint.
Apelles studied in the studio of the Greek painter Pamphilos (fl.
Apelles wrote a treatise on painting, which has also disappeared, and was noted for his skill in using only four pigments – white, yellow, red, and fl.
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 AllRefer.com - Apelles (Biblical Proper Names, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Apelles excelled in painting horses, and according to Pliny the portrait of Antigonus Cyclops on horseback was his masterpiece.
A painting made by Botticelli from Alberti's description of Apelles' Calumny is in the Uffizi.
Apelles is said to have been the first to recognize the talents of Protogenes.
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 Apelles Biography / Biography of Apelles Biography Biography
Apelles (active after 350 BC) was one of the most prominent ancient Greek painters.
Sources disagree as to whether Apelles was a native of Cos (Pliny), Colophon (Suidas), or Ephesus (Strabo and Lucian).
After Alexander's death Apelles found employment in Alexandria at the court of Ptolemy I. He was implicated in a conspiracy to overthrow Ptolemy but managed to clear himself and r.....
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 Apelles (gnostic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tertullian tells us (De praescriptione haereticorum 30) that this was because he had become intimate with a woman named Philumena who claimed to be possessed by an angel, who gave her 'revelations' which Apelles read out in public.
Apelles wrote a book entitled Syllogisms -- 'reasonings' -- though the word itself suggests that Apelles may have intended to oppose Marcion's 'Antitheses', which set the Old Testament and the New Testament against each other.
He is last heard of in Rome in the last portion of the second century (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History).
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 Apelles --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Apelles executed works depicting the tyrant of Sicyon and was later court painter to Alexander the Great.
The ancient Greek artist Apelles was a renowned painter of the Hellenistic period.
He was held in such high esteem by ancient writers on art that he continues to be regarded as the greatest painter of antiquity even though none of his work survives.
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 Spectator, The: Ancient & modern
When the woman asked him who she should say had called, Apelles said, `Say it was this person', took a brush, painted in colour a very fine line on the panel and left.
He then took a brush and drew a yet finer line, in a different colour, on top of the first one, adding that if the visitor returned she was to show him the addition and tell him that this was the man he was after.
Apelles returned and, ashamed to be worsted, took a brush in another colour and added a yet finer line on top of Protogenes'.
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 Calumny of Apelles by BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Botticelli's theme was drawn from a famous painting by the Greek artist Apelles, described in classical sources.
Apelles produced his painting because he was unjustly slandered by a jealous artistic rival, Antiphilos, who accused him in front of the gullible king of Egypt, Ptolemy, of being an accomplice in a conspiracy.
After Apelles had been proven to be innocent, he dealt with his rage and desire for revenge by painting this picture.
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 Painting of Ancient Sikyon
Apelles gave it and became the greatest painter of Greece.
Apelles brought to perfection both coloring and drawing.
Pliny tells us that he was even superior in composition than Apelles, as himself acknowledged that.
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 Apelles - What's in a name?
Apelles, like any true Christian, was already accepted in the Beloved.
I do not know what Apelles did to be approved, and so apparently what he did is not the point.
I must study, applying diligent effort to demonstrate myself to be tried and true, becoming a worker that does not need to be ashamed, cutting the Word of God in a proper line.
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 American Academy in Rome - Role Models Abstract - Freedman
These bonds were rarely constructed for altruistic reasons: by comparing artists with Apelles, writers drew a comparison between their patrons with Alexander the Great, allowing each of them to think of himself as the new 'Alexander', for whom a new 'Apelles' was working.
He obviously considered the parallel between himself and Apelles to be an effective means of flattering his patrons as well as of inducing them to lend him their support.
Moreover, by consistently linking his name with that of Apelles throughout the long period of his artistic life, Titian intimated that he thought of himself as a landmark in the development of the arts.
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 Apelles
One of hteir herd is Apelles, who is reverenced for his life and old age.
Hence also he used to say that it is not necessary to investigate the argument fully, but that each should remain in his own belief, for he asserted that those who place their hope in the Crucified would be saved, if they persisted in good works.
Thus, though Apelles was a disciple of Marcion, he was in several respects his own thinker.
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 APELLES - Online Information article about APELLES
Apelles is said to have treated his See also:
Apelles allowed the superiority of some of his contemporaries in particular matters: according to See also:
idealism, and probably Apelles succeeded in a marked degree in imparting to his figures a beauty beyond nature.
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 Friends of Classics - Ancient and Modern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to Pliny, Apelles rated the general public a better judge of his pictures than himself, and when one of his works had been put on display he would hide behind it in order to hear what the man on the Subura omnibus had to say.
Apelles promptly corrected the error, and next day the shoemaker was thrilled to see that his remarks had been taken into account.
Even though he was addressing Alexander the Great, who was known for the ferocity of his temper, Apelles gently advised him to drop the subject, saying that the boys who were grinding the colours were laughing at him.
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 Apelles, Greece, ancient history
Apelles was born on Kos and was to become one of the most praised painters of the ancient world.
When Alexander's horse neighed at the sight of the painting, Apelles said it understood art better than its owner.
Apelles also painted scenes from mythology like Venus Anadyomene and Calumny, personifying Ignorance, Suspicion and Envy etc. He is also credited with having painted the first self portrait in the world.
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 Tarbell : Apelles
Indeed, according to an often repeated story, Alexander, probably after his accession to the throne, conferred upon Apelles the exclusive privilege of painting his portrait, as upon Lysippus the exclusive privilege of representing him in bronze.
An allegorical painting by Apelles of Slander and Her Crew is interesting as an example of a class of works to which Lysippus's statue of Opportunity belonged.
Nicias, an Athenian painter and a contemporary of Apelles, is reported to have been offered by Ptolemy, the ruler of Egypt, sixty talents for a picture and to have refused the offer.
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 Speaker Abstracts
The story of Alexander the Great, Apelles and Campaspe, as told by Pliny the Elder in Book XXXV of the Natural History, was depicted on numerous occasions in the early modern period.
It appealed to the artist, who wished to see himself as another famed Apelles, able to create beautiful imagery and to be honoured as a result; and it appealed to the powerful patron, who liked to imagine himself as another world ruler and magnanimous sponsor of the arts.
Scholars have recognized that he commemorated Apelles' illustrious contemporaries, the sculptor Lysippus and the mint-master Pyrgoteles, and that he celebrated the Florentine Accademia del Disegno, founded by Francesco's father in 1563, by including the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture in the scene.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Apelles
Apelles (flourished 352-308 bc), Greek painter, one of the most celebrated artists of the ancient world.
Pamphilos, (lived early 4th century BC), Greek painter of the Sicyon School.
He is said to have been the master of Apelles.
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 Ancient Greek Painters (1/2)
Apelles was probably the most important Greek painter.
Apelles used to show his pictures to the public listening to comments.
According to Plutarch, he was the first to discover variation in the shade of colors, and, according to Pliny, the first master to paint objects as they appeared in nature.
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 Painter/Artist: Apelles
At about 340 B.C. Apelles was settled at the Macedonian court where he worked for Philip and Alexander.
Vase paintings were no longer evidence for monumental painting in this era because the illusionistic tendencies of the latter diverged from the decorative tradition of ceramics.
In Apelles' case our usual source, Pompeian painting and mosaic, is not revealing.
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