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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

Greek art, ancient

Greek art, ancient   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
10,198 words

...from powerful individuals, and writers describe relationships between artists and patrons, though few are contemporary with the individuals involved. Alexander the Great reputedly preferred the sculptor Lysippus , the painter Apelles , and the gem carver Pergoteles ; Demetrius Poliorcetes treated the painter Protogenes with particular favour; and the Pergamene kings, who dedicated buildings and sculptural groups at Athens, Delos, and Delphi as well as at home, employed Epigonus and the Athenians Niceratus and Phyromachus among others. Greek ‘old...

Levni

Levni (d.1732)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
632 words

...and was the last great illustrator of manuscripts in the Islamic world ( see Illustration , §VI, D, 2 ). His works reflect the last flowering of the genre of historical painting, while avoiding European features adopted by his contemporaries. Levni is first mentioned by Demetrius Cantemir , prince of Moldavia, as the sultan's portraitist ( musavvir ) responsible for the portraits that Cantemir copied in his book, The History of the Growth and Decay of the Ottoman Empire ( 1734–5 ). According to the Ottoman biographer Ayvansaraylı ( d. 1787 ), Levni...

Augustine

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Oleg V. Bychkov and Victor V. Bychkov

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
3,691 words

... Beauty ; Hermeneutics ; Medieval Aesthetics ; Mimesis ; Plato ; Plotinus ; and Theological Aesthetics .] Bibliography Works by Augustine Christian Instruction . Translated by John J. Gavigan . New York: Fathers of the Church, 1947. The City of God . Translated by Demetrius B. Zema , et al. New York: Fathers of the Church, 1950. Confessions . Translated by H. Chadwick . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. De musica liber V.I.: A Critical Edition with a Translation and an Introduction . Translated and edited by M. Jacobsson . Stockholm: Almqvist...

film

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
5,473 words

...Wyler, 1959 ), The Big Fisherman (Frank Borsage, 1959 ), and Barabbas (Richard Fleischer, 1961 ). These films concentrated on the effect of Jesus rather than on his person. Films about early Church history—especially Roman persecution—became popular for the same reason: Demetrius and the Gladiator (Delmer Daves, 1954 ), Quo Vadis (Mervyn LeRoy, 1951 ). The epics of 1950s and 1960s were breaking away from the templates provided by Western art and being led instead by the spectacle that was now technically possible. To this were added the whiff of sex...

Rome

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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31,688 words
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5

...the corresponding space to the left of the apse. All four held unfurled scrolls bearing Greek texts relating to the acts of the Lateran Council of ad 649 . A number of other wall paintings, believed to be roughly contemporary, include votive images of St Barbara , St Demetrius , and the Maccabee Family and demonstrate the variety of styles practised in Rome at this time. The fourth layer on the ‘palimpsest wall’ forms part of a major campaign undertaken by John VII , known for his devotion to the cult of the Virgin. The Liber Pontificalis records...

Manuscript

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
17,240 words
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1

...more classicizing style, perhaps suggesting the influence of Byzantine artists. The greatest product of this school, the Coronation Gospels of Charlemagne (8th century; Vienna, Schatzkam.), apparently found in the tomb of Charlemagne by Otto III , contains the enigmatic name ‘Demetrius’ and has miniatures painted on purple-dyed leaves, typically found in Byzantine manuscripts. Apart from Tours the foundations associated with the emperor’s close associates and relatives at Reims and Metz were prominent in the production of manuscripts in the Carolingian period...

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