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Essentially a primer for students, the book begins with precise instructions on ...
Essentially a primer for students, the book begins with precise instructions on drawing the main features of human anatomy, then advances to techniques of rendering motion and perspective. Leonardo discusses aspects of good composition; inventiveness; the expression of various emotions; creating effects of light, shadow, and color; and many other subtle points of artistic composition.
With 48 anatomical drawings by the French classicist master Nicholas Poussin and geometrical and architectural designs by the great Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti, this famous volume remains one of the most useful and valuable art instruction books of all time.
|Motion and Equipoise of Figures||20|
|Invention, or Composition||45|
|Expression and Character||63|
|Light and Shadow||67|
|Contrast and Effect||80|
|Colours and Colouring||87|
|Colours in regard to Light and Shadow||100|
|Colours in regard to Back-grounds||106|
|Contrast, Harmony, and Reflexes in regard to Colours||108|
|Perspective of Colours||114|