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Type: Architect
Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: 02/14/1404


 

Leon Battista Alberti Quotes > We must always take from...

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We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.
Leon Battista Alberti
About: Nature

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