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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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Margaret Lyttleton

Columnar niche or shrine applied decoratively to a larger building. The word is a diminutive from the Latin word aedes (‘temple’). Summerson traced its application to Gothic architecture and drew attention to the importance of playing at being in a house for all small children; he claimed that this kind of play has much to do with the aesthetics of architecture and leads ultimately to the use of the aedicula. The earliest surviving examples of aediculae are shop-signs from Pompeii, such as that showing Mercury or Hermes emerging from a small building. Later aediculae appear extensively in wall paintings of the Fourth Style (c. ad 20–c. 90; see Rome, ancient §V 2.). Later still, aediculae were often used in the architecture of the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire; they consisted of columns or pilasters flanking a niche for statuary, with a pediment above, as in the stage-building of the theatre at ...

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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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15th century, male.

Born c. 1400 BC.

Sculptor, architect, inventor. Mythological subjects.

Ancient Greek.

A legendary figure, said to be the great-grandson of Erechtheus, king of Athens, Daedalus was supposed to have invented the saw, the brace, masts and sails for ships, and a range of other practical devices. According to a familiar story, the council of the Areopagus in Athens banished him to exile in Crete for having killed his nephew out of jealousy. In Crete, according to later sources, he built the Labyrinth (which some have identified as the Minoan palace at Cnossus). He is said to have been the first Greek to carve figures in the round and with separated legs....

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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 century, male.

Born in Mocchlio.

Painter.

Work attributed to this artist are the frescoes at the church of Apano Flori on Crete.

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2nd century, male.

Active in Nicomedia.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Diodotus was the brother of Menodotus, with whom he may have made a statue of Hercules still standing in Rome in the 16th century, and a statue of Mercury at Gaeta.

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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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Epeius  

13th century BC, male.

Activec.1270 BC.

Sculptor, architect.

Ancient Greek.

The mythical Epeius, son of Panopeus, is said by Pausanias to have made the famous Trojan Horse, and a Hermes for the temple of Apollo Lycius in Argos.

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Greek, 14th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Painter.

Article

Greek, 14th century, male.

Active on Crete.

Painter.

There has to be a connection with the other three contemporary painters of the same name.

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Greek, 15th century, male.

Born in Constantinople.

Painter.

This artist was known to be in Ferrara (Italy) in 1404.

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Greek, 15th century, male.

Painter.

Milan (Pinacoteca di Brera)

Article

Greek, 15th century, male.

Active on Crete in 1441.

Painter.

Article

Greek, 15th century, male.

Active on Crete.

Painter.

Article

Greek, 15th century, male.

Active on Crete in 1497.

Painter.

This artist decorated several churches.

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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.