Leon Alberti

Leon Alberti

a Italian humanist, writer, scientist
Perhaps the artist who seeks dignity above all in his 'historia', ought to represent very few figures; for as paucity of words imparts majesty to a prince, provided histhoughts and orders are understood, so the presence of only the strictly necessary numbers of bodies confers dignity on a picture.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will never tire of recommending the custom, practiced by the best architects, of preparing not only drawings and sketches, but also models of wood or any other material. These... enable us to examine... the work as a whole... and, before continuing any further, to estimate the likely trouble and expense.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beauty: 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 [07/13/2011 03:07:09]
Painting is possessed of divine power, for not only does it make the absent present, but also makes the dead almost alive.More Leon Alberti quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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