Monday, September 09, 2019

Well Conceived Forms

"If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms."

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)


oook said...

Wonderful quotation, Andy, right up the alley of my current state of mind. See , and so nice to see you posting again!

Andy Ilachinski said...

Hi Hugh - nice to see a friendly name appear in my comment box :) The joyful inventiveness and creativity oozing out of your own blog never cease to astonish - wonderful work and playful experimentation! "Ineffable gravity," indeed; I love it :)