Da Pintura Antiga  

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On Ancient Painting (Da Pintura Antiga, 1548) is work by Francisco de Holanda.

It is a three-part treatise on the nature of art, the second part contains four dialogues, supposedly with Michelangelo. Here his passion for classicism is brought to the forefront, as he communicates the essence of the work of Michelangelo and of the contemporary artistic movement in Rome.

In this work, the aesthetic values of the Renaissance were strongly expressed by Francisco, who stated that the main objective of the painter was to stimulate personal originality and to follow the link to nature (the pure mirror of the Creator) and the link to the ancients—immortal masters of greatness, symmetry, perfection and decorum.



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