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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Greek artist who was among the first Athenians to use shading, thereby achieving a degree of realism previously unknown in Greek painting.

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Examples

  • Again, it may be impossible that there should be men such as Zeuxis painted.

    Poetics

  • Again, it may be impossible that there should be men such as Zeuxis painted.

    Poetics

  • For the purposes of poetry a convincing impossibility is preferable to an unconvincing possibility; and if men such as Zeuxis depicted be impossible, the answer is that it is better they should be like that, as the artist ought to improve on his model.

    Poetics. English

  • Aristotle, for example, remarks that "even if it is impossible that men should be such as Zeuxis painted them, yet it is better that he should paint them so; for the example ought to excel that for which it is an example."

    The Greek View of Life

  • Again, it may be impossible that there should be men such as Zeuxis painted.

    Poetics. English

  • Sophocles as a tragedian, Polycleitus as a sculptor, and Zeuxis as

    Memorabilia

  • A painting by Zeuxis of Alexander the Great at Issus….

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • A painting by Zeuxis of Alexander the Great at Issus….

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • I beheld works from the hand of Zeuxis, still undimmed by the passage of the years, and contemplated, not without a certain awe, the crude drawings of

    Satyricon

  • To thy thinking she is a most loathsome creature; and as when a country fellow discommended once that exquisite picture of Helen, made by Zeuxis, [5406] for he saw no such beauty in it; Nichomachus a lovesick spectator replied,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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