A botanist gets a divorce and travels the world1647-1717
An ambitious young artist unifies China's historical painting styles1632-1717
The sentiments of men often differ with regard to beauty and deformity of all kinds
Paint flowers, make money1664-1750
The infinite complexities of the theory of beauty, distilled into six perfect principles. You read it here first, folks.1753
Pastel portraits keep you looking young and fresh1673-1757
A printmaker analyzes taste — and beauty comes out on top1697-1764
A Jesuit missionary paints the emperor of China1688-1766
The spiritual inventor of the postcard1697-1768
Analyzing miracles and documenting mixed-race couples1695-1768
Spirit and fire, a quick and resolute style1696-1770
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal
Making a solid living from Etchings1720-1778
A dynasty of royal painters1710-1778
The Poetic Genius is the true Man and the body or outward form of Man is derived from the Poetic Genius.
And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs — Every child may joy to hear.
Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call Good and Evil... Good is heaven. Evil is hell.
A disgraced silversmith, last of a dynasty1726-1791
The birth of science out of fire1734-1797