Date of Artwork
“There are few painters of our time who do not make mistakes when painting histories”
ConflictIgnorance/Negligence of the artist
The historic painter
In contrast to the poetic artist, the historical painter requires a higher level of skill.
ConflictCapriccio Untruthfulness/Not probable/Not corresponding to history
Subjecthistoric painting ; proper proportion ; rules
On the ornament of painting – The liberty of the istoria
In contrast to poetic painting, in historical painting, there is almost no freedom.
ConflictCapriccio Decorum Untruthfulness/Not probable/Not corresponding to history
SubjectCrucifixion ; decorum ; historic painting ; ornament of painting