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The Art of Painting of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy

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The Art of Painting of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy

By Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy


Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy ( 1611-1665) had a modestly successful career as a painter but is best remembered for his Latin poem “De Arte Graphica,” which he wrote while studying art in Italy. It was first published in Paris in 1684 by his friend and fellow artist Pierre Mignard. The work "…

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