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

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are improved, yet they attain not their juft effect till
compofed; whereby, although fome are loft in fhade3
and others fhew little light, yet the whole is infinitely
more agreeable; and by means of the demi-tints and
reflections, more harmonious and brilliant, as well as
in greater repofe. This principle'is further explained
under the article Chiaro os'curo, and forms the
bunch of grapes, which fee.

Mr. HOGARTH's principles of GRACE.

Though we cannot but maintain, that the general
principles of grace are by no means mathematical, yet
as undoubtedly natural grace may be viewed the
better for affiftance and precept, from whatever
quarter it is drawn, we have inferted fome of
thofe examples which Mr. Hogarth very ingenioufly
applies to the fupport of his main argument in his
" Analyfis of Beauty." The firft two rows upon the
plate are ftays ; of whch, A I offends the eye by its
ftiffnefs and contracted appearance, its lines being
ftrait j the lines of A 2 have a little remove from this
ftraitnefs; which remove increafes in A 3: this ftay
for form might fit many perfons ; but A 4 is yet more
genteel and graceful; its lines being more winding and
free : this winding is increafed in A 5, but in A 6 and
A 7, is fo greatly removed from elegance, as to fit
only a Wapping landlady.

The fafhion of ftays, as of other parts of drefs, vary-
ing from time to time ; thefe inftances muft be taken
only in their general principles : Mr, Hogarth com-
pofed them in 1753.

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