On painting RR - Dan Sendik Art History 103/03 Read and...

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Dan Sendik Art History 103/03 Read and Respond: On painting “On painting” would have been very instructive for painters at the time, it explained what to focus on while painting and defined painting beauty. The function of the painter is to draw with lines and paint in colors on a surface. The aim of the painter is to obtain praise, favor and good-will for his work, and least of all, money. This can be achieved if the paintings charm the eyes and mind of the spectators. In order to achieve this, it is suggested that the painter try to be a good, virtuous man and well versed in liberal arts. A moral character is more important to securing people’s favor than just being a skilled painter. This is useful for acquiring reputation and wealth. Artists should be attentive to good manners because rich men would give money to a kind man over another artist with more artistic skill. A painter should have a good grasp of geometry, because if they do not, it would be much more difficult to form objects and people. A
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