Thursday, 11 August 2011

Copying from nature, not from others

Drawing of lilies by Leonardo da Vinci [Source: Wikimedia ]
“The painter will produce pictures of little excellence if he takes other painters as his authority, but if he learns from natural things he will bear good fruits.”

Leonardo da Vinci (“Leonardo on Painting: Anthology of Writings by Leonardo Da Vinci with a Selection of Documents Relating to His Career as an Artist” (Yale Nota Bene) by Martin Kemp)

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