The artists repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches — 4.1790

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trieve itfelf; and {till in proportion as it recedes from
the place of its conftraint, it approaches nearer to its
original plainnefs, by expanding and unfolding itfelf.
Thus for inftance, fuppofe ABC the fold of a drapery,
and A B the place where it receives its force or con-

ftriction, I have alreadyfhewn that the part moft re-
mote from the rife or ropt of a fold, will have recovered
the greateft fhare of its natural form j whence it follows,
that C being the moft diftant part of the fold, will
likewife be the wider, plainer, and more expanded than
any other part."

*' Where a figure is fhortened, let the folds be clofer
together, and drawn round the member in greater
numbers, than where it is not fhortened ; thus the
figure M N throws the middle of each circulating
fold, further from its extreme, as it is more remote
from the eye; RO fhews the extremes almoft ftraight,
being found directly over againft the eye ; and P
has an effect contrary to the nrft, N M." u e, the folds
become circular. ,

In the pbilofopher Jianding, and in him pointings we
have further examples of drapery principles; thefe
figures therefore require no further elucidation, as what
has already been faid amply explains them.


This plate fuppofes, that a number of little balls are
fcattered promifcuoufly, fo that each has equal force
and attraction ; the refult is, a total want of general
force and of union, they being too fmall to make any
confiderable effort \ and although when enlarged they

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