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Leon Battista Alberti
(1404-1472) born on
Feb 14
Italian architect, philospher, poet. He was the principal initiator of Renaissance art theory; wrote "De re aedificatoria," 10 vols 1485 which stimulated interest in Roman architecture.
When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.

Painting is possessed of a divine power, for not only . . . does it make the absent present, but it also, after many centuries, makes the dead almost alive, so that they are recognized with great admiration . . .
We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.
Beauty - the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
A man can do all things if he but wills them.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From "Kuchling Quotations," an internet collection of quotations.
R: "Treatise on Painting," 1436.
A: "Treatise on Painting," 1436.
N: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
K: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.

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