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Greek, 16th century, male.

Active in Nicaea before 1588.

Painter. History painting, portraits.

According to Zani, Adolus reproduced an old Byzantine painting dating from the 14th century, the Portrait of Epiphanias, Bishop of Constance.

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Active in Otrantoc.1500.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Berlin: Descent from the Cross

Naples: St George

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Active in southern Italyc.1500.

Painter.

Vatican (Mus. Cristiano): Christ Resurrected and Mary Magdalene

London, 1 Nov 1996: Nativity (1542, oil on panel, 16¾ × 14 ins/42.8 × 35.6 cm) GBP 20,700

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Thebes, Greece.

Painter.

Catalanos was one of the pupils of the Cretan School. With his brother Georg, he decorated the monastery of the Transfiguration at Veltsista (c. 1564) and the narthex in the church at the monastery of Balaam at Meteores in Greece (c. ...

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Greek, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1558, in Greece (province of Achaia); died c. 1640, in Naples.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects. Murals.

This painter came to Italy at the age of twenty-two, after having studied the rudiments of painting in his own country. He became a pupil of Tintoretto in Venice, where he spent five years. He then settled in Naples, where he spent the rest of his days. He was of a very jealous and uncompromising nature and often persecuted his contemporaries: Domenichino suffered particularly from his unpleasant behaviour....

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Born in Crete.

Painter.

Damasceno painted icons and decorative murals, dating from between 1571 and 1591, that are scattered throughout the Orthodox world, as well as in Italy. His works can be found in Heraklion (Crete) in the church of S Menas, in the convent on Mount Athos, in the churches of St Catherine of Sinai, at St Spyridon Flambouriaris in Zakynthos as well as in Venice in the church of St George of the Greeks. This artist established a point of contact with western art; through his work we can see an evolution of the style of icon painting towards western values. His work, however, retains a specifically Byzantine quality and whatever similarities can be found between his work and that of El Greco, a fellow Greek, stem from their common roots....

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Greek, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active at the end of the 15th and at the beginning of the 16th century.

Born c. 1440; died after 1503.

Painter.

Although of Greek origin, Dionysius painted mostly in Russia, in the company of his sons Theodosi and Vladimir. They worked together to paint frescoes at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Virgin in the Ferapontov Monastry at Vologda in ...

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Active in Venicec.1550.

Painter.

The iconostatis of St George of the Greeks in Venice is composed of several paintings by this artist, including a Last Supper.

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Greek, 16th–17th century, male.

Active fromc.1576 in Spain.

Born c. 1541, in Heraklion, Crete; died 7 April 1614, in Toledo.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Toledo School.

El Greco (‘The Greek’) trained as an icon painter in the Byzantine tradition in his native Crete and spent 10 years in Italy, first in Venice, then Rome. From Italy he went briefly to Madrid, perhaps in search of commissions at the Escorial, and settled in Toledo in the summer of 1577. While there is little documentation of his workshop, his output while in Toledo implies the existence of a large studio, which was taken over after El Greco’s death by his son, Jorge Manuel Theotocopuli. El Greco was well educated and had a scholar’s library; his annotations in his copy of Giorgio Vasari’s ...

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Painter.

In the Galleria Giustiniani alle Zattere in Venice is a portrait of a man, signed in Greek characters Greco Vettor and dated 1522.

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Alison Stones

Legends and myths in medieval art are often symbolic rather than narrative, appearing as isolated representations on monuments and portable objects and following the tradition of Greek vase painting where individual subjects are depicted and rely on prior knowledge of the stories for recognition and understanding. World histories celebrated great heroes of the past, starting with Creation and biblical history, then the ancient and medieval world with the exploits of the Trojan heroes, Alexander the Great, King Arthur and the campaigns of Charlemagne and his nephew Roland. Northern gods such as Thor were depicted in cult statues (...

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Greek, 16th – 17th century, male.

Painter.

Venice (Mus. Correr): The Virgin between St John and a Bishop

Article

Greek, 16th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 16th century.

Fresco artist.

Thoephanes of Crete began his career in the Meteora in 1527, painting frescoes for the convent of St Nicholas Anapavsa. His masterpieces are the frescoes in the convent of Magistri Lavra on Mont Athos, which date ...

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Greek, 16th century, female.

Miniaturist.

Vergecius was the daughter of Angelus Vergecius and frequently ornamented manuscripts written by her father, including, amongst others, Oppian and Manuel Philès' Animalibus, which contained a great many miniatures to accompany the descriptions of a wide range of animals.

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Greek, 16th century, male.

Active 16th century.

Painter.

Zori of Crete painted frescoes in the monasteries on Mount Athos in 1547.