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William Hogarth wrote his research of attractiveness in 1753, in the course of the Age of Enlightenment. via this desirable textual content, he has a tendency to outline the concept of good looks in portray and states that it truly is associated, in keeping with se, to using the serpentine strains in pictorial compositions. He calls it the road of good looks. His essay is hence devoted to the learn of the composition of work, looking on the proper use of the pictorial traces, gentle, color, and the figure's attitudes. those undying thoughts were utilized through numerous artists throughout the centuries. work from each interval have the following been selected to help this demonstration. they permit us to discover a number of the manners during which good looks should be expressed in portray.
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Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. 54 The oval also, on account of its variety with simplicity, is as much to be preferred to the circle as the triangle to the square, or the pyramid to the cube. This figure lessened at one end, like the egg, thereby being more varied, is singled out by the author of all variety to bound the features of a beautiful face. 55 Diego Velázquez, The Surrender of Breda (Las Lanzas), 1635. Oil on canvas, 307 x 367 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. 56 57 58 When the oval has a little more of the cone added to it than the egg, it becomes more distinctly a compound of those two most simple and varied figures.
Uniformity is of this kind. We find it necessary, to some degree, to give the idea of rest and motion without the possibility of falling. But when any such purposes can be as well-effected by more irregular parts, the eye is always better pleased on the account of variety. Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490. Tempera on canvas, 68 x 81 cm. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan. How pleasing is the idea of firmness in standing conveyed to the eye by the three elegant claws of a table, the three feet of a tea-lamp, or the celebrated tripod of the ancients!
In short, whatever appears to be fit and proper to answer great purposes, greatly satisfies the mind and pleases on that account. Uniformity is of this kind. We find it necessary, to some degree, to give the idea of rest and motion without the possibility of falling. But when any such purposes can be as well-effected by more irregular parts, the eye is always better pleased on the account of variety. Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490. Tempera on canvas, 68 x 81 cm. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.