“Pietro da Cortona could not pass before the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitole in Rome without saying to it with a ‘pittoresque’ enthusiasm (that’s to say, of a painter): “Go on then! Don’t you know that you’re alive?”
“Pierre de Cortone ne pouvait passer devant la statue équestre de Marc-Aurèle dans la cour du Capitole á Rome sans lui dire par un enthousiasme ‘pittoresque’ (c’est à dire, du peintre): “Avance donc! Ne sçais-tu pas que tu est vivant?'”
–Réflexions critiques sur la poésie et sur la peinture, l’Abbé Du Bos, 1719
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