Dürer, Albrecht. 1471-1528. German artist.
"Whoever... proves his point and demonstrates the prime truth
geometrically should be believed by
all the world, for there we are captured."
is the right foundation
of all painting,
I have decided to teach
its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for
Course in the Art of Measurement.
But when great and ingenious artists behold their so inept
performances, not undeservedly do they ridicule the blindness of such
men; since sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated
with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.
Now the sole reason why painters of this sort are not aware of their own
error is that they have not learnt Geometry, without which no one can
either be or become an absolute artist; but the blame for this should be
laid upon their masters, who are themselves ignorant of this art.
The Art of Measurement. 1525.