Zeuxis (zōkˈsĭs) [key], fl. 5th cent. B.C., Greek painter. According to tradition he settled in Ephesus, was an intimate (possibly a pupil) of Apollodorus, and aided in developing a technique for painting light and shadow. Although none of his paintings survives, they are known through ancient writings. Pliny speaks of his competing with Parrhasius for realistic illusion.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Zeuxis from Infoplease:
- Zeuxis: meaning and definitions - Zeuxis: Definition and Pronunciation
- Suggestions for spelling of encyclopedia/zeuxis - The Infoplease spelling checker combines spelling help with our dictionary and thesaurus
- Zeuxis - Zeuxis (2 syl.), a Grecian painter, is said to have painted some grapes so well that the birds came ...
- Timanthes - Timanthes Timanthes , fl. c.400 B.C., Greek painter of Sicyon, a contemporary of Parrhasius and ...
- Parrhasius - Parrhasius Parrhasius , fl. c.400 B.C., Greek painter. He was born in Ephesus but settled in Athens ...