KIND

KIND (n.)

ESPÈCE (fra.) · GENRE (fra.)
TERM USED IN EARLY TRANSLATIONS
ESPÈCE (fra.) · GENRE (fra.)
BLANC, Jan, « GENRE », dans HECK, Michèle-Caroline (éd.), LexArt. Les mots de la peinture (France, Allemagne, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, 1600-1750) [édition anglaise, 2018], Montpellier, Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2018, p. 227-230.

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When therefore we are to make a Judgment in what Degree of Goodness a Picture or Drawing is we should consider its Kind first, and then its several Parts. A History is preferrable to a Landscape, Sea-Piece, Animals, Fruit, Flowers, or any other Still-Life, pieces of Drollery, &c ; the reason is, the latter Kinds may Please, and in proportion as they do so they are Estimable, and that is according to every one’s Taste, but they cannot Improve the Mind, they excite no Noble Sentiments ; at least not as the other naturally does : These not only give us Pleasure, as being Beautiful Objects, and Furnishing us with Ideas as the Other do, but the Pleasure we receive from Hence is Greater (I speak in General, and what the nature of the thing is capable of) ‘tis of a Nobler Kind than the Other ; and Then moreover the Mind may be Inrich’d, and made Better.

term translated by ESPÈCE 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. 21-22.

Conceptual field(s)

PEINTURE, TABLEAU, IMAGE → définition de la peinture

Quotation

The Art in its whole Extent being too great to be compass’d by any one Man in any tolerable Degree of Perfection, some have apply’d themselves to paint One thing, and some Another : Thus there are Painters of Faces, History, Landscapes, Battels, Drolls, Still-Life, Flowers, and Fruit, Ships, &c. but every one of these several Kinds of Pictures ought to have all the several Parts, or Qualities just now mentioned [ndr : invention, expression, composition, drawing, colouring, handling, grace, greatness].

term translated by GENRE 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. 28-29.

Conceptual field(s)

GENRES PICTURAUX → peinture d’histoire
GENRES PICTURAUX → portrait
GENRES PICTURAUX → scène de genre
GENRES PICTURAUX → paysage
GENRES PICTURAUX → nature morte