Leon Battista Alberti

1404 - 1472

A Quote by Leon Battista Alberti on absence, admiration, death, divinity, painting, power, and present

Painting is possessed of a divine power, for not only . . . does it make the absent present, but it also, after many centuries, makes the dead almost alive, so that they are recognized with great admiration . . .

Leon Battista Alberti (1404 - 1472)

Source: Treatise on Painting, 1436.

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A Quote by Leon Battista Alberti

A man can do all things if he but wills them.

Leon Battista Alberti (1404 - 1472)

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A Quote by Leon Battista Alberti on force, heaven, and life

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.

Leon Battista Alberti (1404 - 1472)

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A Quote by Leon Battista Alberti on nature

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We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.

Leon Battista Alberti (1404 - 1472)

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