Francis Bacon quote about beauty from The Essays of Francis Bacon - There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
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There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
 Francis Bacon, The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597). copy citation

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“In beauty, that of favor, is more than that of color; and that of decent and gracious motion, more than that of favor. That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express; no, nor the first sight of the life. There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. A man cannot tell whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more trifler; whereof the one, would make a personage by geometrical proportions; the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent.” source

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