which is best, to draw from nature or from the antique? and which is more difficult to do outlines or light and shade?
Â¶ of variety in the figures
the painter should aim at universality [.]; for a man may be well porportioned, or he mat be fat and short, or tall and thin, or medium. and a painter who takes no account of these varieties always makes his figures on one pattern so that they might all be taken for brothers; and this is a defect that stern reprehension.”