NAKED (n.)

CONCEPTION DE LA PEINTURElumière
L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGUREfigure et corps · proportion
CONCEPTS ESTHETIQUESnature, imitation et vrai
NAAKT (nld.) · NACKEND (deu.) · NACKIG (deu.) · NACKT (deu.) · NACKTER MENSCH (deu.) · NU (fra.) · NUDO (ita.)
TERM USED AS TRANSLATIONS IN QUOTATION
NAAKT (nld.)

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Quotation

CHAP. VII. Of Shadowing a naked body.
I. The shadows of the neck, in a child or young woman, are very fine, rare, and hard to be seen : In a man, the finews and veins are expressed by shadowing of the rest of the neck, and leaving them white : the shoulder is shadowed underneath : the brawn of the arm must appear full and white, shadowed on one side.
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Conceptual field(s)

L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGURE → figure et corps
CONCEPTION DE LA PEINTURE → lumière

Quotation

Some further Observations in drawing a Naked Figure, standing Foreright, by the Life.


In my Opinion, to understand how to make choice of a good
Naked, and to draw it well, is one of the most Difficult Studies in Painting, because it cannot be done well without the understanding of Anatomy. Being then desirous to draw a Naked Figure, you must strike a Line Perpendicular as long you would have the Figure to be, then you divide that Line into so many Divisions or Parts as you design the Proportion […]. And since Nature, that Cunning Work-Mistress, is so extremely Various in her Representations, the Painter is not bound to observe this Rule exactly when he draws to the life ; because all these Rules were intended for no other use then to create the Idea of such and such Proportions first in our Brain, and before they be designed in a true Symmetrical way upon Paper, and to prevent us from Designing our Figures in an Extravagant or Preposterous Proportion. […]. 
Observe (as you proceed downwards) to place all the Muscles in their right and proper places according to Nature, as you judiciously may observe in the Life, there being no certain Rules for placing and drawing the Muscles in their proper places Therefore ’tis extremely Advantageous to draw very much after the Life, and after good Prints of Anatomy, and those Statues aforementioned, and Anatomies of Plaster of Paris, which is the onely way to arrive at the perfection of Drawing a Naked Figure well ; without which never expect to be a good History Painter.

Conceptual field(s)

L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGURE → figure et corps
CONCEPTS ESTHETIQUES → nature, imitation et vrai
L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGURE → proportion