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[pol-ig-noh-tuh s]
  1. fl. c450 b.c., Greek painter.
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Examples from the Web for polygnotus

Historical Examples

  • It is the same in painting; and here lies the difference between Zeuxis and Polygnotus.



  • Polygnotus was praised by Aristotle for his designs, and by Lucian for his color.

  • We need not be dismayed by the stories of Apelles and Polygnotus with their plums and sparrows.

    Since Czanne

    Clive Bell

  • They are celebrated for their designs of the pictures of Polygnotus, as described by Pausanius.

  • This is the chamber commonly called the Pinacotheca, where Pausanias saw pictures or frescoes by Polygnotus.

British Dictionary definitions for polygnotus


  1. 5th century bc, Greek painter: associated with Cimon in rebuilding Athens
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