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"Contre toute raison naturelle et meme contre la commune practique des peintres" : la perspective de Hans Vredeman de Vries corrigée par Samuel Marolois

Abstract : This paper aims to trace the successive steps made by the publisher Hendrick Hondius to provide the northern cultural area with a full range of perspective treatises, capable of competing with the established Italian literature. This multilingual venture (Dutch, French, Latin and German) must be seen alongside another tradition established in 1608 by Simon Stevin's treatise. Hondius published not only three autonomous books based on different principles (Vredeman's in 1604/1605, Samuel Marolois' in 1614/1615 and his own in 1622) but also commissioned Marolois to supply a brief emendation in words and images to Vredeman's theory. The comparison between the conceptions of the two authors constitutes the bulk of this study. In particular, we argue that Vredeman's specific artistic practice led him to elaborate an original perspective theory. His expertise in architectural painting conceived as a fictitious extension of the real buildings inevitably shifted the geometrical relationship between the spectator and the representation. This was contested by Marolois, in the name of the singularity of science.
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Pascal Dubourg Glatigny. "Contre toute raison naturelle et meme contre la commune practique des peintres" : la perspective de Hans Vredeman de Vries corrigée par Samuel Marolois. M. Bleyl, P. Dubourg Glatigny. Quadratura : Geschichte, Theorie, Technik., Deutscher Kunstverlag, pp.81-95, 2011. ⟨halshs-00638998⟩

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