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Academy admired afterwards visited altar-piece amongst Amsterdam Andrea Antonio architecture artist became Bologna born at Antwerp born at Bologna brother Bruges called Caracci Caravaggio Carlo Carlo Cignani Carlo Maratti celebrated chiefly Christ church of St colouring composition considerable reputation copied Correggio died disciple distinguished Domenichino Duke employed England engraved esteemed excelled in painting father figures finished Florentine flourished flowers Francesco Francis fresco Gallery Genoa Giulio Romano Guercino Guido Haerlem Hague history and portraits Holland imitated Italy John logna manner master miniature Naples native Nicholas painted historical subjects painted history painted landscapes painted portraits painted the portrait painter of history palace Paolo Paolo Veronese Paris pencil Peter Pietro Pietro da Cortona portrait painter principal public edifices pupil Raffaelle reputable painter Rome Rubens scapes scholar studied style success talent taste Tintoretto tion Titian traits tures Vander Vandyck Vasari Venice Veronese Virgin visited Italy visited Rome
Page 368 - Sir Joshua Reynolds was on very many accounts one of the most memorable men of his time. He was the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country. In taste, in grace, in facility, in happy invention, and in the richness and harmony of colouring, he was equal to the great masters of the renowned ages.
Page 65 - His line is uniformly grand. Character and beauty were admitted only as far as they could be made subservient to grandeur.
Page 487 - ... might naturally be supposed that the effect would be a high degree of softness; but it is notoriously the contrary ; and I think, for the reason that has been given, his flesh has the appearance of ivory, or plaster, or some other hard substance. What contributes likewise to give this hardness is a want of transparency in his colouring, from his admitting little or no reflections of light.
Page 368 - It was with no common eye that he beheld the productions of the great masters. He copied and sketched in the Vatican such parts of the works of Raphael and Michael Angelo as he thought would be most conducive to his future excellence, and by his well-directed study acquired, while he contemplated the best works of the best masters, that grace of thinking, to which he was principally indebted for his subsequent reputation as a portrait painter.
Page 261 - He studied under Charles de la Fosse, and painted history in the style of that master. Among other excellent works by him, is a picture of Christ appearing to Mary, in the church of Notre Dame. He was chosen a Royal Academician in 1702; and died in 1719.
Page xxii - Style in painting is the same as in writing, a power over materials, whether words or colours, by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed.
Page 311 - His best works possess, in an eminent degree, what artists term breadth. Few painters have shown so perfect an eye to the purity of color, and in some of his works he appears to have emulated the rich and harmonious tones of Rembrandt and Titian; and even Fuseli says that nature had endowed him with an exquisite eye for color, and pronounces his coloring in the 'Murder of James I' unrivalled among the productions of his contemporaries and approaching the excellence of Titian.
Page xxi - The plaster is only to be laid on as the painting proceeds, no more being done at once than the painter can despatch in a day. The colours, being prepared with water, and applied over plaster quite fresh, become incorporated with the plaster, and retain their beauty for a great length of time.