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PILES, Dialogue sur le coloris, 1699

Photo PILES, Roger de. 

PILES, Roger de. 

Dialogue sur le coloris. 

Paris, Nicolas Langlois, 1699.

12mo (160x93 mm), (2)-70 pages.  binding : Contemporary full calf, gilt spine in six compartments. Binding rubbed, caps worn. 

Photo PILES, Roger de. 

Second edition.
"The discourse on art was born in France during the reign of Louis XIV thanks to two antagonistic figures: Félibien (1619-1709) and Roger de Piles (1635-1709). The latter became the major theoretician of color in the quarrel which opposed Rubenists and Poussinists during the last three decades of the 17th century." (trad. from Bernard Teyssèdre, "Roger de Piles and The debate on color, 1957)

De Piles supports Rubens by arguing that color is the major subject of painting and must come before drawing.

Price : 450 €

Photo PILES, Roger de. 
Photo PILES, Roger de. 
Photo PILES, Roger de. 
Photo PILES, Roger de. 
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