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


LDE T0428   CID283  The effect of the Removal of Objects with regard to the Colours

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The first thing which the removal of an Object occasions to disappear in its Colours, is their Lustre; as being by far their most subtile part; The second thing which disappears, or rather which weakens it self, in being removed, is the Light, because it is less in quantity than the Shadow; at the third distance, the principal Shadows begin to fail; so that at length, nothing remains but a general and consused obscurity.