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


LDE T0091   CID30  The Light proper for a Landskip

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Landskips ought to be painted in such manner, as that the Trees may appear half inlightened and half Shadowed: The best time you can choose for this Purpose, is when the Sun is half covered with Clouds; for then the Trees receive on the one Hand, an Universal Light from the Heavens, and on the other, an Universal Shadow from the Earth; and their Parts will be so much the darker, as they are nearer the Earth.