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  • Sophocles as a tragedian, Polycleitus as a sculptor, and Zeuxis as


  • The second story concerns Socrates 'visit to the sculptor Cleiton — probably Polycleitus — and indicates also how little likely it is for a sculptor to be bound by categorical formulae.


  • There is no evidence that Eurytos believed that what the pebbles could define was beautiful; there is every evidence that Polycleitus 'Canon is intended to enable the artist to produce beauty.


  • Myron and Polycleitus, who carried the athletic art of Peloponnesus almost to its highest point, were celebrated, Myron for the rhythm in motion which he infused into his sculpture, Polycleitus for the careful balance of his athletes and the system of proportion which he embodied in their figures.

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • Polycleitus, on the proportions of the human body, fitly compares with that of later times on the golden line, and with the Ciceronian phrase from the Tusculan Disputations.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

  • Many hundred years ago there were still some famous painters, such as those named Phidias, Praxiteles, Apelles, Polycleitus, Parrhasius,

    Albert Durer

  • And I have also attempted to show that you are not to wonder at good fathers having bad sons, or at good sons having bad fathers, of which the sons of Polycleitus afford an example, who are the companions of our friends here, Paralus and Xanthippus, but are nothing in comparison with their father; and this is true of the sons of many other artists.


  • And if you were resolved to go to Polycleitus the Argive, or Pheidias the Athenian, and were intending to give them money, and some one had asked you: What are Polycleitus and Pheidias? and why do you give them this money?


  • He bids men not to be deceived by the flowery words of Cicero, [293] when he describes Cato as an old man, like to a fair statue of Polycleitus, with faculties unimpaired and memory fresh and green.

    Jerome Cardan A Biographical Study

  • We will return now to the Peloponnesian school, of which Polycleitus was the head in its earliest period.

    A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture


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