Art' is the same word as 'artifice,' that is to say, something deceitful. It must succeed in giving the impression of nature by false means.
Do portraits of people in familiar and typical attitudes, above all give to their face the same choice of expression that one gives to their body.
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
The secret is to follow the advice the masters give you in their works while doing something different from them.
Make portraits of people in typical, familiar poses, being sure above all to give their faces the same kind of expression as their bodies.
Be sure to give the same expression to a person's face that you give to his body.
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