Together Instead Of Blending Them On The Palette May Be Attributed

some of the peculiarities of the tints and textures of the Flemish

school; they being, perhaps, results of intimate combination from

grinding, and consequently of a more powerful chemical action among the

ingredients compounded. This method has, in a great measure, fallen into

disuse, and undoubtedly it conduced to foulness when the colours of the

pigments ground were not pure and true, and did not assimilate well in

mixture chemically.

The superiority of Rubens and the Flemings, and of Titian and the

Venetian school, in colouring and effect, is due in a considerable

degree to their sketching their designs in colours experimentally with a

full palette. This practice, as derived from Reynolds, is common with

the best masters of our own school, who, in executing their works,

resort also to nature, with an improved knowledge of colours and

colouring. Such attention to colouring and effect, from the first study

and ground of a picture to the finishing, contributes a beauty to the

painting no superinduced colouring can accomplish.

The durability of colour in substances is to a great extent dependent

upon the condition in which they exist chemically. If pigments, for

To White And Black Or Light And Shade Hence Red Is Pre-eminent Transparency Is An Essential Property Of All Glazing Pigments And facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail