Leon Battista Alberti Quotes

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Leon Battista Alberti Quotes

A man can do all things if he will.
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Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.

— Leon Battista Alberti

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

Painting contains a divine force which ... makes the dead seem almost alive.

— Leon Battista Alberti

Men can do all things if they will.

— Leon Battista Alberti

A man can do all things if he will.

— Leon Battista Alberti

The movements of the body reveal the movements of the soul.

— Leon Battista Alberti

Men are themselves the source of their own fortune and misfortune.

— Leon Battista Alberti

There is no art which has not had its beginnings in things full of errors. Nothing is at the same time both new and perfect.

— Leon Battista Alberti

Errors accumulate in the sketch and compound in the model.

— Leon Battista Alberti

Philosophers say that nothing can be seen that is neither illuminated nor colored.

— Leon Battista Alberti

The greatest work of an artist is the history of a painting.

— Leon Battista Alberti

I prefer you to take as your model a mediocre sculpture rather than an excellent painting, for from painted objects we train our hand only to make a likeness, whereas from sculptures we learn to represent both likeness and correct incidence of light.

— Leon Battista Alberti

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