Date of Artwork
“And now, because (painting) finds itself full of errors and abuses […]”
At the beginning of his treatise, Giovanni Andrea Gilio addresses his initial motives for dedicating himself to the subject of artists’ mistreatment of art.
ConflictIgnorance/Negligence of the artist License
Subjecthistoric painter ; poetic painter ; Religious painter
On the desirable education of a painter
The subject of the passage is the inadequate training of contemporary artists in comparison to antiquity, to which the participants attribute the errors in art. They cite ancient artists, such as Eupompus of Sicyon, as a positive reference.
ConflictContemporary vs. ancient artist Untruthfulness/Not probable/Not corresponding to history
Subjecthistoric painter ; poetic painter
“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