Leonardo da Vinci Quote

After painting comes Sculpture, a very noble art, but one that does not in the execution require the same supreme ingenuity as the art of painting, since in two most important and difficult particulars, in foreshortening and in light and shade, for which the painter has to invent a process, sculpture is helped by nature. Moreover, Sculpture does not imitate color which the painter takes pains to attune so that the shadows accompany the lights.


The literary works of Leonardo da Vinci (ed. 1939)

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After painting comes Sculpture, a very noble art, but one that does not in the execution require the same supreme ingenuity as the art of painting,...

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After painting comes Sculpture, a very noble art, but one that does not in the execution require the same supreme ingenuity as the art of painting,...

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After painting comes Sculpture, a very noble art, but one that does not in the execution require the same supreme ingenuity as the art of painting,...

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After painting comes Sculpture, a very noble art, but one that does not in the execution require the same supreme ingenuity as the art of painting,...