The Art of Painting; With the Lives and Characters of Above 300 of the Most Eminent Painters

The Art of Painting; With the Lives and Characters of Above 300 of the Most Eminent Painters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1754* edition. Excerpt: ...was always firm and grand, -but he loft ground at length in point of corre&ntfs. His grand compofitions are full of tumult; examine the particulars, and you will find the exprefiions neither elegant nor moving. His colouring was not fo well ftudied as that of Annibale. The tints of his carnations are trivial and his fhadows are a little too black. He was ignorant of the claro obfcuro, as well as his mafter j though, as he did, he fometimes practifed it by a good motion of his underftanding, and not by a principle of art. Lanfranco's works came from a vein quite oppofite to thofe of Domenichino. The latter made himfelf a Painter in fpite of Minerva. The former.was born with a happy genius. Domenichino invented with pain, and afterwards digefted his compofitions with a folid judgment; and Lanfranco left all to his genius, the fource from whence flowed all his productions. Domenichino ftudied to exprefs the particular paffions, Lanfranco contented himfelf with a general expreffion, and followed Annibale's guft of defigning. Domenichino, whofe ftudies were always guided by reafon, encreafed his capacity to his death; and Lanfranco, who was fupported by an exterior practice of Annibale's manner, diminimed his every day after his mafter's death. Domenichino executed his works with a flow and heavy hand, and Lanfranco's was ready and light. To dofe all, it is difficult to find two pupils bred up in the fame fchool, and born under the fame planet, more oppofite one to the other, and of fo contrary tempers; yet this oppofition does not hinder, but they are both to be admired for their beft productions. FRANCESCO ALB AN I r.'....... WA S born at Bologna in the year 1578. His father, who was a mercer, would fain have had him follow his trade, but Albani's...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675568
  • 9781236675569