Lumen picturae : drawing art manual / Frederik de Wit. Frederik de Wit.

Lumen picturae : drawing art manual / Frederik de Wit

[S.l.] : FKG ; Barcelona, Spain : LOFT, 2010. First Edition. An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher's protective shrink-wrap.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages; Description: 171 p. : chiefly illus. ; 43 cm. Summary: Frederick de Wit published his work 'Lumen picturae' in Amsterdam between 1660 and 1675. It is a book of great historic value that falls within the tradition of the treatises on illustration, which were an essential element in any artist's education up to the impressionist revolution. The complete version of this work is an excellent introduction to the aesthetic developed in the seventeenth century. It enables us to take up the trail of the education and evolution of a painter in the Dutch Golden Age, characterized by hitherto unknown cultural prosperity and a blossoming of the arts. Contents: Introduction --Human body --Male nudes --Female nudes --Mythological and sacred figures --Quadruped animals --Birds and other animals. Subjects: Engraving, Dutch -- Early works to 1800. Zoological illustration -- Early works to 1800. Anatomy, Artistic -- Early works to 1800. Drawing -- Early works to 1800. Item #220531

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