The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Author: Leonardo da Vinci

537.
OF THE WAY TO DRAW FIGURES FOR HISTORICAL PICTURES.

The painter must always study on the wall on which he is to picture a story the height of the position where he wishes to arrange his figures; and when drawing his studies for them from nature he must place himself with his eye as much below the object he is drawing as, in the picture, it will have to be above the eye of the spectator. Otherwise the work will look wrong.

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Chicago: Leonardo da Vinci, "537. Of the Way to Draw Figures for Historical Pictures.," The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, trans. Richter, Jean Paul, 1847-1937 in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1970), Original Sources, accessed August 17, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U5MY6IEPY57WY3.

MLA: Vinci, Leonardo da. "537. Of the Way to Draw Figures for Historical Pictures." The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, translted by Richter, Jean Paul, 1847-1937, in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1970, Original Sources. 17 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U5MY6IEPY57WY3.

Harvard: Vinci, LD, '537. Of the Way to Draw Figures for Historical Pictures.' in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, trans. . cited in 1970, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Dover Publications, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 17 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U5MY6IEPY57WY3.