A Treatise on Painting

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Good Press, Nov 20, 2019 - Fiction - 1780 pages
Leonardo da Vinci's 'A Treatise on Painting' is a collection of his writings on the science of painting, emphasizing his keen observation of expression and character. One of its most famous principles is the branching rule, which states that all branches of a tree put together at every stage of its height are equal in thickness to the trunk below them. With an aim to argue that painting was a science, da Vinci's work is a valuable resource for artists and art enthusiasts alike.
 

Contents

PREFACE TO THE PRESENT TRANSLATION
CATALOGUE OF THE WORKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
A TREATISE
PROPORTION
ANATOMY
MOTION AND EQUIPOISE OF FIGURES
LINEAR PERSPECTIVE
INVENTION or COMPOSITION
EXPRESSION and CHARACTER
CONTRASTE AND EFFECT
COLOURS and COLOURING
COLOURS IN REGARD TO LIGHT AND SHADOW
COLOURS IN REGARD TO BACKGROUNDS
PERSPECTIVE OF COLOURS
AERIAL PERSPECTIVE
MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS

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