Leon Alberti

Leon Alberti

a Italian humanist, writer, scientist
Painting is possessed of a divine power, for not only . . . does it make the absent present, but it also, after many centuries, makes the dead almost alive, so that they are recognized with great admiration . . .More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no art which has not had its beginnings in things full of errors. Nothing is at the same time both new and perfect.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I prefer you to take as your model a mediocre sculpture rather than an excellent painting, for from painted objects we train our hand only to make a likeness, whereas from sculptures we learn to represent both likeness and correct incidence of light.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beauty is the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Practice by drawing things large, as if equal in representation and reality. In small drawings every large weakness is easily hidden; in the large, the smallest weakness is easily seen.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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