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Identifier: tractecontaining00loma
Title: A tracte containing the artes of curious paintinge, caruinge & buildinge
Year: 1598 (1590s)
Authors: Lomazzo, Giovanni Paolo, 1538-1600 Haydock, Richard
Subjects: Art Art
Publisher: Printed at Oxford : By Ioseph Barnes for R.H.
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute

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r making choife of the flower and quin-teflence of eie-pleafing delights. Neither yet is thi* proportion proper vnto painting alone, but cxten-deth it felfe,even vnto all other * arts; infomuch as it is drawnc from mansbody, which as the painter chiefely propofeth to himfelfe(as Fitruvius no-teth) fo doth the ^Jfr chit eft much imitate it, in the con veiance of his buil-dings, and without whkh,neither the caruer,nor any handicrafts man canperforme any laudable worke; becaufe it was the firft patterne of all Ar-tificial! thinges; fothat there is no arte, but is fome way beholding toProportion. Yet notwithstanding, the Painter ( as Leo Baptifta Gilbert usaffirmeth) infomuch as he confidercth mans body more fpecially, is iuftlypreferred before all other Artifans,which imitate the fame: becaufe Anti-quity meaning to grace painting aboue all the reft ( as being the chiefe Mi-ftreflc ofthis proportion) hath named all the reft Hat*dicraftfmenicx.cmp~sing onely Painters out of that number. OF

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Date: 2014-07-30 13:42:28

bookid:tractecontaining00loma bookyear:1598 bookdecade:1590 bookcentury:1500 bookauthor:Lomazzo__Giovanni_Paolo__1538_1600 bookauthor:Haydock__Richard booksubject:Art bookpublisher:Printed_at_Oxford___By_Ioseph_Barnes_for_R_H_ bookcontributor:Getty_Research_Institute booksponsor:Getty_Research_Institute bookleafnumber:53 bookcollection:getty bookcollection:americana

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