The Arts and Artists: Or Anecdotes & Relics, of the Schools of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture, Svazek 2

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J. Knight & H. Lacey, 1825

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Strana 249 - Haughty, as bards have sung, with princely sway Curbing the fierce flame-breathing steeds of day ; Beauteous as vision seen in dreamy sleep By holy maid, on Delphi's haunted steep, Mid the dim twilight of the laurel grove Too fair to worship, too divine to love.
Strana 122 - you have the honour of seeing the two greatest men in the world." — "I don't know how great men you may be," said the Guinea man, "but I don't like your looks. I have often bought a man much better than both of you, all muscles and bones, for ten guineas.
Strana 137 - Must not from others' work a copy take ; No, not from Rubens or Vandyke ; Much less content himself to make it like The' ideas and the images which lie In his own fancy or his memory. No, he before his sight must place The natural and living face ; The real object must command Each judgment of his eye and motion of his hand.
Strana 286 - I found myself in the midst of works executed upon principles with which I was unacquainted : I felt my ignorance, and stood abashed. All the indigested notions of painting which I had brought with me from England, where the art was in the lowest state it had ever been in (it could not indeed be lower), were to be totally done away, and eradicated from my mind. It was necessary, as it is expressed on a very solemn occasion, that I should become as a little child.
Strana 287 - and at first view is seen but mistily. It is the florid style which strikes at once, and captivates the eye for a time without ever satisfying the judgment. Nor does painting in this respect differ from other arts : a just poetical taste, and the acquisition of a nice discriminative musical ear, are equally the work of time.
Strana 278 - is chiefly exerted in historical pictures, and the art of the painter of portraits is often lost in the obscurity of the subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and to goddesses, to empty splendour and to airy fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections...
Strana 162 - THEY stand between the mountains and the sea ;* Awful memorials, but of whom we know not ! The seaman, passing, gazes from the deck. The buffalo-driver, in his shaggy cloak, Points to the work of magic and moves on.
Strana 286 - In a short time a new taste and new perception began to dawn upon me ; and I was convinced that I had originally formed a false opinion of the perfection of art, and that this great painter was well entitled to the high rank which he holds in the estimation of the world.
Strana 285 - In justice to myself, however, I must add, that though disappointed and mortified at not finding myself enraptured with the works of this great master, I did not for a moment conceive or suppose that the name of Raffaelle, and those admirable paintings...
Strana 232 - I asked if I might enter ? He opened the door civilly to me, and I saw him about such a work as, for the curiosity of handling, drawing, and studious exactness, I never had before seen in all my travels.

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