Image from page 362 of "Leonardo da Vinci, artist, thinker and man of science;" (1898)
Authors: Müntz, Eugène, 1845-1902
Subjects: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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Printed by Draeger, Paris THE TREATISE ON PAINTING 241
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-/rh question of how to represent the various ages. Children of tender years should be represented in brusque and awkward movement when they are sitting down, but when standing their attitudes should be timid and anxious (cap. 142). — Old people should be slow and lethargic in move-ment ; when they stand, their knees should be slightly bent, and their feet, set parallel to each other and at the same line across the toes, should be placed slightly apart ; their bodies should be inclined for-ward, their heads bowed, and their arms not too far from their sides (cap. 143).—Women should be represented in modest attitudes, the legs together, the arms crossed, the head bowed.—Old women should be made to look bold and lively,with vehement gestures, like infernal furies. Themovements of their heads and arms should be morevivacious than those of the legs (cap. 144, 145). He goes on to examine the changes broughtabout by age in the proportions of the differentmembers (cap. 264, etc.). It i
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