Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1665518
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the fleshy bodies of men and women, but so 
blended with each other, as to give the softness 
appro'priate to the luminous quality and texture 
of flesh; paying attention, at the same time, to 
-reflections on its surface from other objects, and 
to its _par-ticipa,t_i0n of their colours. The (latter 
is a. distinct circumstance arising from accident. 
a human body, in 
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the ball, 
the focus of 
the 
illumination 
in 
that 
body 
will 
of 
partake 
the 
yellow; and the luminous or transparent tint, will 
have the orange and the red. These produce, 
what 
is 
called, 
the 
carnation. 
The 
Pure 
red, 
lies in the lips, 
occasioned by the blood, 
cheeks, 
joints, and 
where else. 
extremities of the figure, and no 
On the receding side of the focus is 
colour of the fiesh, 
local 
the 
and on the receding 
side of that 
is 
the 
greenish 
tint ; 
in 
the shade 
cold or bluish, 
will fall the 
in the reflection 
and 
will fall 
the 
tint of purple. 
The 
most 
perfect 
tint 
of 
ground, 
from 
which 
to 
relieve 
this 
arrangement of colours, is either 
blue, 
grey, 
purple, for those colours partake of the com- 
plexion of the watery sky in which the rainbow
        

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