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    Full Name: Democritus

    Gender: male

    Date Born: c. 460 B.C.E.

    Date Died: 370 B.C.E.

    Home Country/ies: Greece (ancient)

    Subject Area(s): ancient, architecture (object genre), Classical, sculpture (visual works), and statues

    Career(s): art historians


    Writer whose work, based upon extent fragments, ascribed creative works of art to artists, countering the prevalent view that statues, temples and other works of art were the results of the gods. Democritus further classified and ranked individual artworks, beginning from primitive to complex.


    Kultermann, Udo. The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993, p. 1.


    "Democritus." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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