Aestheticism in art /

William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se, to the use of the serpentine lines in pictorial compositions. He calls it the line of beauty...

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Main Author: Hogarth, William.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Parkstone Press International, ©2013.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction; General Rules of Composition; Of Fitness; Of Variety; Of Uniformity, Regularity or Symmetry; Of Simplicity, or Distinctness; Of Intricacy; Of Quantity; Mastering of Lines; Of Lines; Of What Sort of Parts, and How Pleasing Forms Are Composed; Of Composition with the Waving-Line; Of Compositions with the Serpentine-Line; Light, Shadows and Colours; Of Proportions; Of Light and Shade, and the Manner in which Objects are Explainedto the Eye by Them; Of Composition, with Regard to Light, Shade and Colour; Of Colouring; Positioning of the Human Figure in Compositions.
  • Of the FaceOf Attitude; Of Action; Hogarth's Life; Index.