DOR (adj.)



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Den verwaenden roem der ghener de welcke d'eenvoudigheydt der oudtster Schilderyen door een gantsch harde ende dorre maniere van doen soecken uyt te drucken dient ons alhier tot een exempel; want dese schicken sich maer alleen tot d'Imitatie van 't ghene hun eerst in d'oogh komt, sonder eens te bevroeden wat een sonderlinghe kracht en hoe groote Schatten der Konste onder dese eenvoudigheydt schuylen. Quint. X.2.

[Suggested translation, Marije Osnabrugge:] The conceited fame of those who try to express the simplicity of the oldest paintings by a rather hard and barren manner are an example here; because these only turn to Imitation of that which they see first, without considering which kind of extraordinary power and great Treasures of Art that hide underneath this simplicity.(…)

Anciens (les)

From this extract, it is apparent that Junius associates a certain hard and dry manner with the earliest paintings. He praises these works for their simplicity (‘eenvoud’), which one should try to understand. As such, he acknowledges the negative association one can have with the ‘hard’ manner, but he then states that there is more quality in it than meets the eye. [MO]

Conceptual field(s)

MANIÈRE ET STYLE → le faire et la main