Paragone (Italian: paragone, meaning comparison), is a debate from the Italian Renaissance in which one form of art (architecture, sculpture or painting) is championed as superior to all others. Leonardo da Vinci's treatise on painting, noting the difficulty of painting and supremacy of sight, is a noted example. Michelangelo's treatise on the superiority of sculpture is a famous response to Leonardo's treatise.
- Secondary sources
- Heinrich F. Plett, Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture (De Gruyter, 2004, esp. pp. 297-364). ISBN 3-11-017461-8
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