Fra Angelico (and the early Florentine painters of the 15th century). (Google eBook)

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Page 2 - Facesti come quei che va di notte, che porta il lume dietro e sť non giova, ma dopo sť fa le persone dotte, quando dicesti: 'Secol si rinova; torna giustizia e primo tempo umano, e progenie scende da ciel nova'.
Page 52 - He painted incessantly, but never would lay his hand to any subject not saintly. He might have had wealth, but he scorned it, and used to say that true riches are to be found in contentment. He might have ruled over many, but would not, saying that obedience was easier and less liable...
Page 59 - I had a store of such remarks, be sure, Which, after I found leisure, turned to use. I drew men's faces on my copy-books, Scrawled them within the antiphonary's marge...
Page 98 - This picture I, Alessandro, painted at the end of the year 1500, in the (troubles) of Italy in the half-time after the time during the fulfilment of the eleventh of St.
Page 110 - Study therefore the great works of the great masters, for ever. Study as nearly as you can, in the order, in the manner, and on the principles, on which they studied. Study nature attentively, but always with those masters in your company ; consider them as models which you are to imitate, and at the same time as rivals with whom you are to contend.
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