Aristides of Thebes: life and works

Aristides of Thebes (Greek: Ἀριστείδης ὁ Θηβαῖος), was an ancient Greek painter.

He lived in the 4th century BC. He had a reputation for expressiveness: for example, a Describe of his representing a dying mother’s anxiety lest her infant should suck death from her breast became celebrated. He after that painted one of Alexander the Great’s battles. King Attalus of Pergamon allegedly bought one of his pictures for 100 talents.

The painter Ariston was his son and pupil.

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