Leonardo da Vinci – A Painter Should Begin a Canvas with a Wash of Black

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Leonardo da Vinci – “A Painter Should Begin a Canvas with a Wash of Black, Because All Things in Nature are Dark Except Where Exposed by Light.”

This quote is by another known artist from the same period of Michelangelo. Da Vinci has created one of most beautiful and most famous pieces of art, as a curious and intellectual person he is always seeking, striving and trying to understand the world. Here is a quote regarding what it means to be an artist, to look for inspirations in the world and in nature and to bring that into light. The first image can be difficult to read unless tilted a certain way in the light and in the right angle.

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