Антифил из Египта (2-я пол. IV в.
до н. э.), древнегреч. художник,
ученик Ктесидема. Работал при дворе
египетских царей Птолемеев. Написал
картины «Александр Македонский —
мальчик», «Александр, Филипп и Афина»,
«Гриллы» (соединение черт человеческого
лица с чертами животного), «Мальчик,
раздувающий огонь», «Мастерская пряжи»
и др. (все известны только по описаниям).
was an ancient Greek painter from Naucratis, Egypt,
in the age of Alexander the Great. He worked for Philip II
of Macedon and Ptolemy Iof Egypt. Thus he was a
contemporary of Apelles, whose rival he is said to have been,
but he seems to have worked in quite another style. Quintilian speaks
of his facility: the descriptions of his works which have come down
to us show that he excelled in light and shade, in genre
representations, and in caricature.
In ancient Rome, according
to Pliny the Elder, the Schola Octaviae was ornamented by
paintings by Antiphilus, among which were his Hesione and
his painting of the group of Alexander andPhilip with Minerva.
The Curia Pompeii, famous as the place of assassination
of Julius Caesar, was of the form called an exedra, or hall
furnished with seats, and was decorated with pictures
ofCadmus and Europa by Antiphilus.