BOLSWERT, Boëtius Adamsz. ( v. 1580-1633 )

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Quotation

Sometimes the Structure of a Picture, or the Tout-Ensemble of its Form, shall resemble dark Clouds on a Light Ground ; As in two Assumptions of the Virgin by Bolswert after Rubens ; indeed a part of These are such Clouds : But in both of them the Figures of these Masses are something too Indistinct. Le Brun in a Ceiling of the same Subject, grav’d, by young Simconneau, has put a Group of Angels, which almost hide the cloudy Voiture of the Virgin ; but this mass is too Regular, and Heavy a Shape. I refer you to Prints, because they are easy to be got, and explain This matter as well as Drawings, or Pictures, and in some Respects Better.

Quotation

Sometimes the Structure of a Picture, or the Tout-Ensemble of its Form, shall resemble dark Clouds on a Light Ground ; As in two Assumptions of the Virgin by Bolswert after Rubens ; indeed a part of These are such Clouds : But in both of them the Figures of these Masses are something too Indistinct. Le Brun in a Ceiling of the same Subject, grav’d, by young Simconneau, has put a Group of Angels, which almost hide the cloudy Voiture of the Virgin ; but this mass is too Regular, and Heavy a Shape.

Quotation

Sometimes the Structure of a Picture, or the Tout-Ensemble of its Form, shall resemble dark Clouds on a Light Ground ; As in two Assumptions of the Virgin by Bolswert after Rubens ; indeed a part of These are such Clouds : But in both of them the Figures of these Masses are something too Indistinct. Le Brun in a Ceiling of the same Subject, grav’d, by young Simconneau, has put a Group of Angels, which almost hide the cloudy Voiture of the Virgin ; but this mass is too Regular, and Heavy a Shape. I refer you to Prints, because they are easy to be got, and explain This matter as well as Drawings, or Pictures, and in some Respects Better.