INVENT (TO) (v.)



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Under the present Rule is comprehended all those Incidents which the Painter invents to inrich his Composition ; and here in many Cases he has a vast Latitude, as in a Battel, a Plague, a Fire, the Slaughter of the Innocent, &c. Rafaëlle has finely imagined some of these (for example) in his Picture call’d the Incendio di Borgo. The Story is of a Fire at Rome miraculously extinguish’d by S. Leo IV. Because a Fire is seldom very great but when there happens to be a high Wind, he has painted such a one, as is seen by the flying of the Hair, Draperies, &c. There you see a great many Instances of Distress, and Paternal, and Filial Love.

term translated by INVENTER in RICHARDSON, Jonathan, Traité de la Peinture, Par Mr. Richardson, le Père, Tomes I. et II. Contenant, Tome I. Un Essai sur la Théorie de la Peinture ; Tome II. Un Essai sur l'art de critiquer, en fait de Peinture ; & un Discours sur la Sience d'un Connoisseur. Traduit de l'Anglois; Revu & Corrigé par l'Auteur., trad. par RUTGERS, Antoine, Amsterdam, Herman Uytwerf, 1728, 2 vol., vol. I., p. 36-37.

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L’HISTOIRE ET LA FIGURE → sujet et choix