Historia and Invention



Leon Battista Alberti, On Painting, Books 2 and 3

Giorgio Vasari, On Painting, chap. 1

Giovanni Battista Armenini, On the True Precepts of the Art of Painting, chaps. 4, 11


Painting and the Seven Liberal Arts



Narrative Painting

The Book of Judith

The Banquet


The Murder Scene


After the Murder


Judith Victorious



Painting and Rhetoric

Inventio, Dispositio, Elocutio





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