Tuesday, June 28

on reproduction

Since the ordinary photographic plate is sensitive to a larger range of shades than can be recorded in color, the best black-and-white reproduction of a Titian, Veronese or Renoir is comparable to a conscientious piano transcription of an orchestral score, whereas the color print, with some exceptions, is like a reduced orchestra with all the instruments out of tune.

-- Edgar Wind Art and Anarchy