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antique

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Pertaining to Graeco-Roman Antiquity, or the Classical civilizations of the Graeco-Roman world.

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caricature

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A form of art, usually portraiture, in which characteristic features of the subject represented are distorted or exaggerated for comic effect or to make critical comment. The term is...

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Diego Velázquez

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(bapt. Seville, 6 June 1599; d Madrid, 6 Aug. 1660).

The greatest painter of the Spanish School, chiefly celebrated as one of the supreme portraitists in world art. He spent ...

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Francesco Albani

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Bologna, 17 Mar. 1578; d Bologna, 4 Oct. 1660).

Bolognese painter. After a period in the studio of Denys Calvaert and subsequently in the Carracci academy, he moved to ...

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Giovanni Pietro Bellori

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(b Rome, 15 Jan. 1613; d Rome, 19 Feb. 1696).

Italian biographer, art theorist, antiquarian, and collector. His most important work—a basic source for the history of 17th-century...

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Hans von Marées

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(b Elberfeld, 24 Dec. 1837; d Rome, 5 June 1887).

German painter, active mainly in Italy (he lived there 1864–9 and settled permanently in 1873). Like his friends Böcklin,...

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Heinrich Schickhardt

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(1558–1635).

German architect, one of the earliest of the Renaissance period, and therefore of importance in spite of the fact that very little of his work survives. In his...

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Zeuxis

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(active later 5th century bc).

Greek painter from Heraclea (probably meaning the town of that name in southern Italy, rather than the one on the Black Sea). None of his works...

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