LOMP (adj.)

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Alhoewel een Beeld alle de waerachtighe linien der afghebeelder dingen uytdruckt; nochtans derft het de rechte kracht der dinghen selver, als wesende onbeweghelick en sonder eenigh roersel, seght Tertullianus Lib. II. adversus Marcionem. Het manghelt de kley-stekerye, seght Apuleius {In Apologia.}, aen de behaeghelicke lustigheyd die het leven dapper plaght te verwackeren; het schort de steenen aen de Coleur; het liegt de Schilderyen aen stijvigheyd; en alle dese verscheydene soorten van naeboetsinghe hebben ’t roersel ghebreck, ’t welck de levende ghelijckenisse der dinghen met een sonderlinghe ghetrouwigheyd plaght te vertoonen. Ghelijck het oversulcks altijd waerachtigh is dat d’afghebeelde dinghen ’t naturelicke roersel derven, soo plaghtense oock somtijds heel end’al van het naegheboetste roersel ontbloot te sijn; ghemerckt d’aller oudste en d’eerste Meesters in haere wercken een gantsch swaere, lompe, ende onbeweghelicke maniere volghden, sonder eenigh levendighe roersel in de selvighe uyt te storten.

[Suggested translation, Marije Osnabrugge:] Although an Image only expresses the true lines of the depicted things; it nevertheless lacks the true power of the things themselves, like being unmoving and with any stir, says Tertullianus (…). The clay-sculpting misses, says Apuleius, the comforting delight that life strongly tends to incite; the stones lack Colour; the Paintings lack stiffness; and all these different sorts of imitation miss the stirring, which the living similitudees of things tend to show with a remarkable faithfulness. Like it is moreover always true that the depicted things lack the natural movement, as such they sometimes also are completely devoid of the imitated movement; seen that the oldest and first Masters followed a rather heavy, akward and still manner, without putting any lively movement in it.

term translated by / in JUNIUS, Franciscus, De pictura veterum libri tres, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1637., p. 178
term translated by STUPID 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. 290

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MANIÈRE ET STYLE → le faire et la main