According to an ancient anecdote, Apelles once visited the house of Protogenes but did not find him there. Before leaving, he decided to leave a message to alert the host of his presence.
The ancient Greek painter Zeuxis lived an unconventional life and sufffered an equally unconventional death; he died from laughter. The story is simple. Zeuxis excelled in the art of imitating … Continue reading Death from Laughter: Rembrandt and Zeuxis