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  Praxiteles - LoveToKnow 1911
PRAXITELES, of Athens, the son of Cephissodotus, the greatest of the Attic sculptors of the 4th century B.C., who has left an imperishable mark on the history of art.
The subjects chosen by Praxiteles were either human beings or the less elderly and dignified deities.
Some of the statues of Praxiteles were coloured by the painter Nicias, and in the opinion of the sculptor they gained greatly by this treatment.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Praxiteles   (844 words)

  
 Praxiteles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Praxiteles of Athens, the son of Cephisodotus, was the greatest of the Attic sculptors of the 4th century BC, who has left an imperishable mark on the history of art.
Our knowledge of Praxiteles has received a great addition, and has been placed on a satisfactory basis, by the discovery at Olympia in 1877 of his statue of Hermes with the Infant Dionysus, a statue which has become famous throughout the world.
Other assertions have been attempted by scholars to prove the origins of the statue pointing to the unfinished back, the appearance of the drapery, and the technique used with the drilling of the hair, however scholars cannot conclusively use any of these arguments to their advantage because exceptions exist in both Roman and Greek sculpture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Praxiteles   (1032 words)

  
 Praxiteles
The chronology of Praxiteles' works is most uncertain; but without entering into any minute discussions of the evidence, let us attempt roughly to fix the main periods of his life according to what seem to be the most trust-worthy scraps of information that have come down to us.
However, he did carve an altar for Ephesus with reliefs—"full of Praxiteles' work" is the expression used of it—which dates subsequent to the burning of the old temple there in 356, for it was intended to adorn the new shrine.
It is also related that Praxiteles executed a charioteer for a group by the sculptor Calamis, who excelled in the rendering of horses but was not so accomplished in the carving of the human figure, in order that Calamis might not appear less able to represent men than horses.
www.oldandsold.com /articles34/praxiteles-1.shtml   (2096 words)

  
 Praxiteles: 400-330 BC
Praxiteles was either the son or a close relative of the great sculptor Kephisodotos.
Praxiteles, for example in the bronze Apollo Sauroktonos identifies this "subject on the basis of ancient descriptions in a boy, with long hair tied with fillets, leaning against a tree and preparing to stab a lizard, which ran up its trunk" (Dictionary of Art).
Praxiteles was unique with his sculpture because other sculptors had not made their subjects' hair curly, which added life to his work.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/WestCiv/Praxiteles.html   (868 words)

  
 Praxiteles (Getty Museum)
Born in Athens, Praxiteles was one of the most influential sculptors of Greece in the 300s B.C. His career covers the period from about 375 to 340 B.C. His father and his sons, Kephisodotos the Younger and Timarchos, were also sculptors.
Praxiteles worked in both marble and bronze, but he was famous for his marble carving.
Praxiteles introduced his own scheme of proportions for representing the human body, and it is said that he also invented new ways of depicting the gods.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=3700   (186 words)

  
 Ermes of Praxiteles
It is the only original work of Praxiteles, that has survived and it was found at Olympia, intact on its base, several meters under the ground.
The unrivaled art of Praxiteles, in taking off the hardness of the marble, making it the same with the look of the flesh, is owed in his great skill, in the use of the light and shadow.
Praxiteles in order to give life in the statue, purposefully does not keep the symmetry.
www.sikyon.com /Athens/Classic/praxitel2_eg.html   (264 words)

  
 Tarbell : Praxiteles
The latter is not truthfully proportioned; in common with almost all sculptors before the time of Alexander, Praxiteles seems to have paid very little attention to the characteristic forms of infancy.
Two or three satyrs by Praxiteles are mentioned by Greek and Roman writers, and an anecdote is told by Pausanias which implies that one of them enjoyed an exceptional fame.
The latter are posed and draped with that delightful grace of which Praxiteles was master, and with which he seems to have inspired his pupils.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/history-of-ancient-greek-art-49.asp   (1800 words)

  
 Aphrodite of Knidos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to a possibly apocryphal account by Pliny the Elder, Praxiteles received a commission from the citizens of Kos for a statue of the goddess Aphrodite.
The rejected nude version was purchased by some citizens of Knidos and set up in an open air temple that permitted viewing of the statue from all sides.
Praxiteles was alleged to have used the courtesan Phryne as a model for the statue, which added to the gossip surrounding its origin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aphrodite_of_Knidos   (1061 words)

  
 Praxiteles, Greece, ancient history
Son of the sculptor Cephisodotos, Praxiteles was to be the most popular artists in the ancient world.
Praxiteles bronzestatue of Eirine, godess of Peace, was put on the square of Athens in 370 BC and he founded a new god-ideal.
Praxiteles' statues were made to be watched from all angles.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/praxiteles.htm   (259 words)

  
 Malaspina Great Books - Praxiteles of Athens (c. 364 BCE)
Praxiteles of Athens,; the son of Cephissodotus, the greatest of the Attic sculptors of the 4th century B.C., who has left an imperishable mark on the history of art.
Besides these works, connected with Praxiteles on definite evidence, there are in our museums works without number of the Roman age, statues of Hermes,; of Dionysus,; of Aphrodite of Satyrs and Nymphs and the like, in which a varied amount of Praxitelean style may be discerned.
Some of the statues of Praxiteles were coloured by the painter Nicias,; and in the opinion of the sculptor they gained greatly by this treatment.
www.malaspina.org /home.asp?topic=./search/details&lastpage=./search/results&ID=742   (982 words)

  
 Ajootian: Praxiteles at Delphi
According to the three-line inscription, the statue was a portrait of Chairidemos, son of Antiphanos of Pitania, dedicated to Apollo by the demos Abydos (on the west coast of Asia Minor), and made by Praxiteles.
Praxiteles' artistic presence at Delphi is attested by literary sources reporting on a gold or gilded statue of his courtesan lover Phryne, and some scholars attribute the so-called Acanthus Monument to him.
Abydos, a Milesian colony in Mysia with an excellent harbor, was strategically important in the fourth century B.C. By the end of the fifth century, it was minting coins with Apollo's head on the reverse.
www.camws.org /meeting/2005/abstracts2005/ajootian.html   (509 words)

  
 Praxiteles and Greek Portraiture in the 4th Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The names of Praxiteles and his sons are preserved on a series of inscribed bases that once supported portraits, several dedicated to Demeter and Kore.
While the later sources are silent about Praxiteles' output of Athenian portraits, Pliny's report, that Praxiteles sculpted multiple portraits of his lover Phryne and that her beauty inspired the Knidian Aphrodite, may reflect some knowledge of the famous sculptors' important contribution to the development of private portraiture in fourth-century Athens.
Praxiteles and members of his family appear to have been among the earliest artists in Athens to produce commissioned dedication portraits for this specific sacred market.
www.ascsa.edu.gr /conferences/Dit.htm   (7064 words)

  
 Works Of Praxiteles
Praxiteles has represented Hermes on this journey and at a moment when he has stopped to rest, leaning the arm in which he carries the child upon a tree trunk.
Hermes was the benign bestower of earthly prosperity, the reliever of the distressed, the bringer of sweet sleep, whose staff could `close the eyes of mortals,' the leader of the dead into Hades,—the most human of the Greek gods.
It is not a pure and simple type, such as the earlier times would have given us—strength in a Hercules and softness in a Dionysus—but a composite type of Herculean strength and of Bacchic softness, both harmoniously blended in the beautiful form of an athletic youth; strength and active energy, penetrated by passive pleasure.
www.oldandsold.com /articles34/praxiteles-3.shtml   (2027 words)

  
 Praxiteles Afhrodite of Knidos, Satyr, Apollo
This is one of the best bad copies that we have of the original masterpiece made by Praxiteles for the city of Knidos, in 364 BC.
This is a copy, of one of the best works of Praxiteles, which we are not certain that represents his original work.
The Satyr, for which Praxiteles was very proud, was displayed at the street of Tripods in Athens.
www.sikyon.com /Athens/Classic/praxitel1_eg.html   (120 words)

  
 PRAXITELES - Online Information article about PRAXITELES
charm are also the attributes of works in our museums which appear to be copies of statues by Praxiteles.
Aberdeen Hermes), have lately been claimed by competent authorities as actual works of Praxiteles.
Paros were at their best; nor could any marble be finer for the purposes of the sculptor than that of which the Hermes is made.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /POL_PRE/PRAXITELES.html   (1110 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 520 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nothing is known of its history, unless it be (which is extremely probable) the same as that of which the Sicilian, Heius, was robbed by Verres.
I.e.] Callistratus ascribes two bronze statues of Eros to Praxiteles ; but the truth of this statement is doubtful, and the author nifty perhaps have confounded the bronze statue at Thespiae by Lysippus with the marble one by Praxiteles.
This may, however, be one of Pliny's numerous mistakes, for it seems, from Pausanias's account of this satyr, that it stood alone in the street of the tripods at Athens (Paus.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/2854.html   (983 words)

  
 Praxiteles (c. 400-340 B.C.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PRAXITELES, probably an Athenian of a family of artists, is usually regarded, both by ancient and modern critics, as the chief name of the later Attic school, of which he and Scopas were the rival heads.
The extraordinary beauty of the statue, of the finest Parian marble, and the new scope that it afforded to art, may be said to have revolutionized art, and to have opened to way to make the later Greek sculpture largely consist of representatives of the nude form of woman.
Praxiteles is charged with having debased the art of later Greece by confining it to the sensual image of physical beauty.
www.usefultrivia.com /biographies/praxiteles_001.html   (460 words)

  
 Hellenistic Greek Sculpture - History for Kids!
One was Praxiteles (pracks-IT-uh-lees), who worked around 340 BC (the same time as Aristotle).
Praxiteles carved a statue of Hermes and the infant Dionysos at the Temple
Praxiteles also carved a statue of Aphrodite which was so lifelike (people say) that men actually fell in love with it and tried to kiss it.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/art/sculpture/hellenistic.htm   (347 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Praxiteles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Praxiteles made several statues of young satyrs; the one in the Capitoline Museum (Rome) is celebrated in Hawthorne's Marble Faun.
All of these illustrate his choice of youthful gods and other beings in which joy of life finds expression.
Praxiteles' modeling of face and hair and his treatment of the surface of the marble are unsurpassed.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Praxitel.asp   (313 words)

  
 Praxiteles Biography / Biography of Praxiteles Ancient Greece and Rome 1200 B.C.E.-476 C.E. Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Praxiteles of Athens was the leading Greek sculptor of the fourth century B.C.E. and introduced several innovations to the medium that significantly influenced Hellenistic sculpture.
He more than likely belonged to a family of sculptors; his own sons, Cephisodotus and Timarchus, followed in his footsteps, and the fact that he named his first son Cephisodotus indicates that his own father was also Cephisodotus (given names skipped a generation).
Praxiteles' father is likely the Cephisodotus who carved a famous statue of Eirene (Peace) and Ploutos (Wealth) which was set up in the marketplace in Athens in the 370s, perhaps after 374 B.C.E. when Athens made peace with Sparta.
www.bookrags.com /biography-praxiteles-ahe-02   (235 words)

  
 The Ancient World
The original bronze statue, now lost, was by the celebrated artist Praxiteles, whose goat-eared satyr, a follower of the wine-god Dionysus, poured from a jug in his upraised right hand into a phiale, or shallow dish, in his extended left hand.
The sinuous curves and unmuscled adolescent body are hallmarks of Praxiteles most renowned works, as is the light-hearted tone of the subject.
With the new dominance of such non-Classical elements, Praxiteles hastens the transition to Hellenistic themes and subjects.
www.thewalters.org /html/collec_object_detail.asp?ID=36&object_ID=23.22   (101 words)

  
 Greek Art - Classical Period
The work of Praxiteles shows a humanization in the ideals of the Archaic period of Greek art.
His portraits of divinities do not possess the superhuman qualities of earlier Greek works, but instead are wrought with grace and charm.
Praxiteles was especially celebrated for his satyrs, the best-known of which is the Resting Satyr.
arthistory.heindorffhus.dk /frame-Style03-GreekClassic.htm   (327 words)

  
 Alan Petersen: Late Classical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Once believed to be an original by Praxiteles but now thought to be by a student.
The work of Praxiteles, one of the masters of the 4th c., illustrates the new move to a more humanistic depiction of the figure.
Praxiteles' style emphasizes fluidity of form and the sensuousness of flesh
www.coco.cc.az.us /apetersen/_ART201/late_classical.htm   (332 words)

  
 Praxiteles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Praxiteles (pronounced prax-IT-uh-leez) is lounging in Dr. Fleiner’s chair.
We have no idea what breed she is (she is Dirt’s litter mate), although we suspect she’s a mix of Collie, Labrador, some sort of Setter, some sort of Pointer, and probably some other breeds.
Praxiteles is very protective of Dr. Fleiner and growls whenever one of the cats gets close.
www.longwood.edu /staff/pedenjh/me/prax.html   (101 words)

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