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


LDE T0236   CID138  Degrees of Colour in Painting

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That which is beautiful, is not always good; this is intended for certain Painters, who are so taken with the beauty of their Colours, that they can find no room for Shadows; never using any but what are slight and almost insensible. These People have no regard, to that force and Relievo which Figures receive from a bold Shadow; and are somewhat like your fine Talkers, who use abundance of good Words, but without any meaning.