Monday, February 15, 2010

From Leonardo on Perspective, to the Wilsonian Monument

A valuable quote by Leonardo da Vinci that was spotlighted in my current studies:

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen."

This is especially important for those who, like myself, believe that "harmony is a monument." Dissonance is beautiful in its own way, and I love it in some of its forms as well. But if I had to choose an abundance of one over the other, it would be harmony, all the way.

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