de Arte Graphica; The Art of Painting

de Arte Graphica; The Art of Painting

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1695 edition. Excerpt: ...Figure upon _the sore-ground 'of the Picture, but they have us'd broken and compound Colours, of which they made a Harmony sor the Eyes, by mixin thosewhich have some kind osSympathy with each other, to make a Whole, which has an Union with the Colours which are neighbouring to it. The Painter who persectly understands the sorce and power of his Colours, will use them most suitably to 'Tir labour in vain to paint a High-noon, &e. He said in another place, Endeavour after that which aids your Art, and is suitable to it, and shun whatsoever is rcpugnant: 'tis the 59th. (Precept, If the Painter wou'd arrive to the end he has propos'd, which is to deceive the sight, he must make choice of such a Nature, as agrees with the Weakness os his Colours; because his Colours cannot accommodate themselves to every sort os Nature. This Rule is particularly to be observ'd, and well considefd, by those who paint Landt reason of it is, that we are to avoid the meeting os those Colours, which have an Antipathy to each other, because they offend the Sight, so that this Rule is prov'd sufficiently by the 41which tells us, that two contrary Extremities are never to touch each other, whether it be in Colour, or in Light, but that there ought to be a mean betwixt them, which partakes of both. Let your Colours he lively, and yet not look (according to the Tainters Traverh) a-s they had been s rinkled with Afeal, &c-Donner dans la farine, is a Phrase amongst Painters, which perfectly expresses what it means, which is to paint with clear, or bright Colours, and dull Colours to A a getherz gether z sor being so mingled, they give no more lise to the Figures, than if they had been rubb'd with Meal. They who make their Hesh Colours very white, and their..."show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888448
  • 9781236888440