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A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci
Senex and Taylor, London


LDE T0232   CID134  Of the Grounds proper in Painting

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Among things equally bright, that will appear the most Dim, which is seen on the whitest Ground; and that, on the contrary, will appear the most vivid, whose Ground is the most obscure. Carnation will appear pale upon a Red Ground, but a bright and vivid Red, upon a Yellow one: In like manner, all other Colours may by made to appear different from what they are, by means of the Ground wherewith they are incompass'd.