1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Cimon of Cleonae

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CIMON OF CLEONAE, an early Greek painter, who is said to have introduced great improvements in drawing. He represented "figures out of the straight, and ways of representing faces looking back, up or down; he also made the joints of the body clear, emphasized veins, worked out folds and doublings in garments" (Pliny). All these improvements are such as may be traced in the drawing of early Greek red-figured vases (see GREEK ART).