4. Platte peinture

For the expression platte peinture, the best modern commentator is Havard, ignored on this point by the TLF, which contents itself with a 16th-century reference taken from another modern dictionary, Huguet. The importance of the word in the 16th century, suggested by Havard -- it is used to designate two-dimensional (plat "flat") representations of three-dimensional objects --, is confirmed by the Source text base: several occurrences in Martin, the Triomphe de Henry -- including figures illustrating the referent -- and in different works by Vigenere, to one of which Marquis refers in his dictionary of 1609: The anonymous quotation given by Poille: is taken from the Triomphe de Henry (f. D.ii r.): The Frantext textbase gives witness to the high frequency of use of the term in the 17th century and beyond. Apart from its frequent use in its original meaning, platte peinture has a synonym, plate figure, a varied collocational structure and, at the beginning of the 17th century, some amusing figurative uses: This semantic and syntagmatic variety, allied to the importance of the referent in the context of Renaissance art, justify the inclusion of an Expert note.

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