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Only That Of Extreme Light Objects Opaque It Follows That White Is To

be kept as much as possible out of shadow, and black, for the same
reason, out of colour. In their stead, whenever it is necessary to
cover, opaque tints may be employed, glazed over with transparent
colours. Such practice would also be more favourable to durability of
the tones of pictures, than the shades and tints produced with black and
white. The hues and shadows of nature are in no ordinary case either
black or white, which, except as local colours, are always poor and
frigid. The perfection of colouring is to combine harmony with
brilliancy, unity with variety, and freshness with force, without
violating the laws of nature.

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