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Philiskos of Rhodes

(fl ?c.100 bc). Greek sculptor and ?painter. Pliny (Natural History XXXVI.iv.34–5) saw several of his marble statues in Rome: an Apollo and a group consisting of Leto, Artemis, ...

Philiskos of Rhodes

Philiskos of Rhodes (?c.100 bc)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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... of Rhodes ( fl ? c. 100 bc ). Greek sculptor and ?painter . Pliny ( Natural History XXXVI.iv.34–5 ) saw several of his marble statues in Rome : an Apollo and a group consisting of Leto, Artemis, the Nine Muses and a Nude Apollo in the Temple of Apollo near the Portico of Octavia and an Aphrodite in the Temple of Juno in the Portico of Octavia. None of his works survives, however. Nothing is known of the style of these statues, and no sure connection can be made between them and later copies of similar subjects based on lost Greek originals....

Philiskos of Rhodes

Philiskos of Rhodes  

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(fl ?c.100 bc).Greek sculptor and ?painter. Pliny (Natural History XXXVI.iv.34–5) saw several of his marble statues in Rome: an Apollo and a group consisting of Leto, Artemis, the Nine ...
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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40,690 words
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...of Seleukos of Antioch ( reg 305–281 bc ). His paintings depicting Herakles were moved to the Porticus of Octavia in Rome , where they are said to have inspired the decoration of the House of Octavius Quartone in Pompeii , which is dominated by an intense chiaroscuro, with a rich impasto of colours and specks of light. To the same milieu belongs the exuberant painting representing stories of Dionysos and Herakles in the House of Marcus Lucretius Fronto. In Rhodes , Protogenes developed the observation of social reality, a course followed by Philiskos (...

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