PROSPECT

PROSPECT (n.)

CONCEPTION DE LA PEINTURElumière
EFFET PICTURALperspective
GENRES PICTURAUXpaysage
CONCEPTS ESTHETIQUESnature, imitation et vrai
PAESE (ita.) · PAYSAGE (fra.)
École espagnole
École italienne
École néerlandaise

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The second Division by Landskips : The Tablet.
{Tablet for Landskip.} […].
Green, of all Colours is most delightfull to the Eye. Not in all Art of Painting such variety of Colour, more pleasing then is the Prospect of a well-wrought Landskip ; especially when your ingenious Industry hath already rendred you a Master of Art and contemplation. {Landskip after the Life, the way to draw it.} If you draw a Prospect from the Life ; Take your Station upon the rize of ground, or top of an Hill, where you shall have a large Horizon ; and skore your Tablet into three divisions downwards, from the top to the bottome, set your face directly opposite to the midst of your Horizon, and keeping your body fixed, Observe what is comprehended directly before your eyes, and draw that into forme upon your Tablet in the middle Division.
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And as all things appear in
Distance and Truth, Proportion and Colour, so be carefull to express them ; […]. So then, the Dutch in composing a Piece of Prospect, of their own Fancie and Invention, for want of the Life most grosly erre in Proportion, Distance and Colour. Now for the want of the Life and Nature, if you will adventure on your fancie ; Go to work this way.

École espagnole
École italienne
École néerlandaise

Conceptual field(s)

GENRES PICTURAUX → paysage
CONCEPTS ESTHETIQUES → nature, imitation et vrai

Quotation

Of Landskip.


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Landskip.} In drawing Landskip with water colours ever begin with the Skie, and if there be any Sunbeams, do them first. 
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Purple Clouds.} For the Purple Clouds, only mingle Lake and white.
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Yellow.} The Sun-beams, Masticot and white.
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Note 1.} Work your blew Skie with smalt only, or Ultramarine.
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Note 2.} At your first working dead colour all the piece over, leave nothing uncovered, lay the colour smooth and even.
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Note 3.} Work the Skie down in the Horizon fainter as you draw near the Earth, except in tempestuous skies, work your further Mountains so that they should seem to be lost in the Air.
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Note 4.} Your first ground must be of the colour of the Earth and dark ; yellowish, brown, green, the next successively as they loose in their distance must also faint and abate in their colours
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Note 5.} Beware of perfection at a distance.
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Note 6.} Ever place light against dark, and dark against light (that is) the only way to extend the prospect far off, is by opposing light to shadows, yet so as ever they must loose their force and vigor in proportion as they remove from the Eye, and the strongest shadow ever nearest hand.

Conceptual field(s)

GENRES PICTURAUX → paysage
CONCEPTION DE LA PEINTURE → lumière
EFFET PICTURAL → perspective

Quotation

{Ludius.} ONE of principal Note that flourish’d in the Reign of Augustus, was Ludius, celebrated for the Invention of Painting Landskips, wherein he succeeded very well, and shew’d a great Variety of Invention in representation of Prospects both by Sea and Land ; of Cities, and particularly Structures, and Designs of Architecture ; in Views of Forests, Rivers, Plains, Walks, Huntings, Parrades, Grottoes, Fountains, with all the various Forms and Actions of Birds, Beasts and Men, appropriate and accommodate to each particular Circumstance, together with many other incident Occurrences, of which this Subject furnishes with a copious Variety ; and of all these, he was the first we meet with that made the Application, and painted upon the Fronts of their publick and private Buildings along the Streets, and upon their Walls, both without Doors and within.

landscape

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GENRES PICTURAUX → paysage