The artists repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches — 3.1789

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and so on; retiring from the bright to the ob-
scure. On this principle, a man’s head may be
sinished, being rotund ; and lb may mold, if not
all, members of the body: the various in-
ssexions of the parts catching indeed, various
lights, yet not superseding the general princi-
ple, or keeping.
Keeping is, I apprehend, neither more nor
less than nicely adjulding and representing the
various tones and tints proper to each parts and
is readily intelligible from what has been just
delivered. Strong lights and shades are proper
in front, and in the principal stations, where
force is required; and weaker, gradated, and
more tender colours in subjebts meant to retire.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have thus offered
my sentiments on the subjedt of Perspective
as succindtly as possible, and as clearly as I
could : I hope I may ssatter myself that I have
been well understood by my auditory. The im-
portance, the universality, and the constant re-
currence of thele principles, induce me to willi
they were generally promulgated, not in the
shackles of technical terms, or of abstrusedis-
quisition, but in easy lessons, and colloquial
language. I have done my endeavour, and
lieartily wish the example may be prevalent.
I am not afraid, that (as is said among the
faculty, if the simplicity os remedies were
4 known.
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