Date of Artwork
“To distinguish the true from the fictional and the fabulous […]”
Rome, Palazzo Farnese; Vatican City, Vatican Palace ; Rome, Villa Farnesina
One of the central ideas of the treatise is the division of painting into three different categories.
ConflictCapriccio Clothes anachronism/Errors/Adornment Decorum Ignorance/Negligence of the artist Judging art Outer appearance Untruthfulness/Not probable/Not corresponding to history
Subjecthistoric painter ; mixed painter ; poetic painter