Force of line

Jean H. Hagstrum in Eros and Vision Chapter 2 "Verbal and Visual Caricature in the Age of Dryden, Swift, and Pope" quotes from John Evelyn's Numismata

Long before Pope made the ruling passion basic to some of his portrait caricatures, Evelyn associated that idea with the line or shape of graphic art: "And now we mention Picture, since the Posture, or Stroak of one single Line, does often discover the Regnant Passion."

One thinks of Islamic calligraphy and Chinese brushwork.

And so for day 259