MONOCHROMATA (n.)

MONOCHROME (eng.) · MONOCHROOM (nld.) · SINGLE COLOURED PICTURE (eng.)
TERM USED AS TRANSLATIONS IN QUOTATION
MONOCHROMATA (lat.)
TERM USED IN EARLY TRANSLATIONS
MONOCHROMATA (lat.)
Anciens (les)
BOËTIUS DE BOODT, Anselmus

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Men wist in ’t beghin, eer de Konst door den gheluckigen arbeyd der ouder Meesters tot een gantsch wonderbaerlicke uytnemenheyd verheven was, van gheen andere als eenverwighe Schilderyen te spreken, diemen doentertijd Monochromata noemde; De Konst heeft haer selven eyndelick onderscheyden, seght Plinius {Lib. xxxv. Cap. 5.}, en heeft het licht en de schaduwe uytgevonden; de teghenstrijdighe verscheydenheyd der verwen opgeweckt sijnde door een onderlinghe beurtveranderinghe.

[Suggested translation, Marije Osnabrugge:] The light is then needed for Paintings, seen that the right colour of the shadow only originates in the vicinity of the light. Tertullianus {…}, when he wanted to prove that Hermogenes was a very slack botchy Painter, added nothing else than that he tended to provide his shadows their colours without any light. They did not know in the beginning, once the Art had been elevated to a very marvelous excellence by the successful labour of the old Masters, to speak of anything but the one-colour Paintings, which they then called Monochromata; Art has finially distinguished itself, says Plinius {…}, and has invented the light and the shadow; the constrasting diversity of colours having been incited by a mutual change in tide.

eenverwigh schilderye

term translated by MONOCHROMATA in JUNIUS, Franciscus, De pictura veterum libri tres, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1637., p. 167 in JUNIUS, Franciscus, The Painting of the Ancients, in Three Bookes : declaring by Historicall Observations and Examples, the Beginning, Progresse, and Consummation of that most Noble Art. And how those Ancient Artificers attained to their still so much admired Excellencie. Written first in latine by Franciscus Junius, F. F. And now by him englished, with some Additions and Alterations, trad. par JUNIUS, Franciscus, London, Richard Hodgkinsonne, 1638., p. 274
term translated by MONOCHROMATA in JUNIUS, Franciscus, De pictura veterum libri tres, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1637., p. 167 in JUNIUS, Franciscus, The Painting of the Ancients, in Three Bookes : declaring by Historicall Observations and Examples, the Beginning, Progresse, and Consummation of that most Noble Art. And how those Ancient Artificers attained to their still so much admired Excellencie. Written first in latine by Franciscus Junius, F. F. And now by him englished, with some Additions and Alterations, trad. par JUNIUS, Franciscus, London, Richard Hodgkinsonne, 1638., p. 274

Conceptual field(s)

PEINTURE, TABLEAU, IMAGE → définition de la peinture

Quotation

Camayeu. Lat. Cameus, les Joüaillers & les Lapidaires nomment Camayeus les Onyces, Cardoines, & autres pierres taillées de relief, ou en creux. Boot. de lap. l. 2. C. 85. C’est ce qui a donné lieu aux Peintres d’appeler Camayeus les Tableaux qui imitent ces sortes de pierres. Les Anciens nommoient ces peintures Monochromata.

Anciens (les)
BOËTIUS DE BOODT, Anselmus

Conceptual field(s)

MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique de la peinture

Quotation

THE next Step they advanced was by the Invention of Cleanthes and Thelephanes, who super-added some Finishing within, and filled their Out-Lines with one Colour, which was only a Piece of Red Potsheard, pounded and fine ground ; First found out, and, as some affirm, us’d by Callias the Athenian.
AND thence, […], they were called
Monocromata ; and to the Assistance of these came Higienontes, Dinias and Charmas, who also made Faces with one Colour only.

Conceptual field(s)

MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique de la peinture
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs