Molanus condemns the depiction of the story of Salome since it could provide a false argument for giving beneficiaries to children.
Molanus disapproves of artworks depicting apocryphal stories of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
Paintings that steer people in the way of impiety and vice should be prevented by the leaders of the people
Molanus condemns the introduction of elements into paintings that could lead people to sinful behaviour.
Molanus argues that paintings of Christ should serve as a model of honesty and religion, therefore painting the Last Supper full of luxuries constitutes an act of blasphemy.
Molanus recounts the story of the misidentification of Christ as St. Helper by the believers in Wormer, Holland, to demonstrate the usefulness of writing the saint’s name on the artwork.
Molanus argues that painters should follow the ancients and depict persons true to the harmony of their silhouette, size, and colour.
Artists follow the traditions of depicting Christ, Mary, and Apostles either by studying other paintings or the authorities
Molanus argues that artists should follow the pictorial tradition set by other artists or study the written sources regarding the subject.