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  Polygnotus - LoveToKnow 1911
POLYGNOTUS, Greek painter in the middle of the 5th century B.C., son of Aglaophon, was a native of Thasos, but was adopted by the Athenians, and admitted to their citizenship.
The best of these reconstructions is by Carl Robert, who by the help of vase-paintings of the middle of the fifth century has succeeded in recovering both the perspective of Polygnotus and the character of his figures (see GREEK ART, fig.
His excellence lay in the beauty of his drawing of individual figures; but especially in the "ethical" and ideal character of his art.
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Polygnotus (Polygnotos) was a Greek painter in the middle of the 5th century BC, son of Aglaophon.
A reconstruction in the period 1892/1893 by C. Robert of the two paintings of Polygnotus from the Lesche of the Knidians based on a description of Pausanias.
On the contrary, Polygnotus was preeminently skilled in expressing character, and it is recorded that he drew the face with a freedom which archaic art had not attained.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/Polygnotus.html   (794 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 462 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Again, about the end of their career, we find, at the Propylaea, the paintings of Polygnotus decorating the latest edifices which were erected under the superintendence of Pheidias.
The differ­ence is clearly indicated by Cicero, when he says that Polygnotus, and Timanthes, and other artists who used but few colours, were admired for their forms and outlines, but that in Echion, Nicoma-chus, Protogenes, and Apelles, every thing had reached perfection.
So fully did the ancients recognise the position of Polygnotus, as the head of this perfected style of statuesque painting, that Theophrastus ascribed to him the invention of the whole art.
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 Tarbell : Polygnotus
If we turn now from the humble art of vase-decoration to painting in the higher sense of the term, the first eminent name to meet us is that of Polygnotus, who was born on the island of Thasos near the Thracian coast.
His artistic career, or at least the later part of it, fell in the "Transitional period" (480-450 B.C.), so that he was a contemporary of the great sculptor Myron.
For example, the two compositions of Polygnotus at Delphi, of which we possess an extremely detailed account in the pages of Pausanias, depicted the sack of Troy and the descent of Odysseus into Hades.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, page 909   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Polygnotus is frequently mentioned by ancient writers, but the passages of most importance re­lating to his style are in the Poetica of Aristotle (c.
Pausanias mentions several of the works of Polygnotus, but the most important were his two great paintings, or series of paintings, in the Lesche of the temple of Apollo at Delphi, to a description of which Pausanias devotes seven chapters, (x.
The principal contemporaries of Polygnotus were Dionysius of Colophon, Pleistaenetus and Panaenus, of Athens, brothers (or the latter, perhaps, a ne­phew) of Pheidias, and Micon, also of Athens.
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 Polygnotus - Encyclopedia.com
He painted the Capture of Troy and Descent of Odysseus to Hades in the Cnidian Lesche or clubhouse at Delphi and the Fall of Troy in the Painted Porch, Athens.
is slight, but in so far as there is any, young men should be taught to look, not at the works of Pauson, but at those of Polygnotus, or any other painter or sculptor who expresses moral ideas.
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 LRB ยท James Davidson: Clinging to the Sides of a Black, Precipitous Hole
One part of Polygnotus’ enormous frieze depicting Odysseus’ visit to the Underworld showed Tantalus still hoping that this time he might actually manage to put his lips around the fruit that weighed down the branch above him.
Not far from the Cnidian pavilion at Delphi the famous motto ‘nothing too much’ was inscribed, which might stand as a useful gist of Greek morality.
The Greeks had nothing very similar to the Christian sense of sin, it is true, but Odysseus’ visit to the Land of the Shades in the Polygnotus frieze reflects the same moral universe as the one inhabited by the living.
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