POLYGRAPHICE

POLYGRAPHICE (n.)

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The Subject of the ensuing Work is the Art of Painting : a name not only too singular, but also too short or narrow, to express what is here intended thereby : For we do not only express that Art, (as it is generally received) but also Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Washing, Colouring and Dying ; all which being considered in their proper extent, infinitely exceeds that curtaild name of Painting ; which that we might joyn all in one proper and comprehensive word, we made choice of that Greek Compound POLYGRAPHICE.

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PEINTURE, TABLEAU, IMAGE → définition de la peinture

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I. POLYGRAPHICE is an Art, so much imitating Nature, as that by proportional lines with answerable Colours, it teacheth to represent to the life (and that in plano) the forms of all  corporeal things, with their respective passions.
II. It is called in general in Greek
Χρωματινη, in Latine Pictura, and in English the Art of Painting.
III. It is sevenfold (to wit) in
Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Painting, Washing and Colouring.

Χρωματινη · pictura · art of painting

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PEINTURE, TABLEAU, IMAGE → définition de la peinture
CONCEPTS ESTHETIQUES → nature, imitation et vrai