Altdorfer

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At the Sign of the Unicorn, 1900 - 48 pages
 

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Page 7 - For, don't you mark ? we're made so that we love First when we see them painted, things we have passed Perhaps a hundred times nor cared to see; And so they are better, painted — better to us, Which is the same thing. Art was given for that; God uses us to help each other so, Lending our minds out.
Page 43 - How," he wrote to Roeckel on the 23rd August 1856, "can an artist expect that what he has felt intuitively should be perfectly realized by others, seeing that he himself feels in the presence of his work, if it is true Art, that he is confronted by a riddle, about which he, too, might have illusions, just as another might?
Page 24 - We know how long the outlaws of Sherwood lived in tradition ; men who, like some of their betters, have been permitted to redeem, by a few acts of generosity, the just ignominy of extensive crimes. These, indeed, were the heroes of vulgar applause ; but when such a judge as Sir John Fortescue could exult, that more Englishmen were hanged for robbery in one year than French in seven, — and that, if an Englishman be poor, and see another having riches, which may be taken from Km by might, he witt...
Page 110 - The Musical Standard (in four-column notice).—" He has always something to say, and says it with considerable force." THE FRINGE OF AN ART. Appreciations in Music. By VERNON BLACKBURN. With Portraits of Mozart, Berlioz, Gounod, and Tschaikowsky. Uniform with Old Scores and New Readings.
Page 105 - A model of its kind. It is beautifully printed and bound, and both letterpress and illustrations are exceptionally good.
Page 43 - ... as Will and Representation." So obsessed did he become with this masterpiece of philosophic art that he declared that it contained the intellectual demonstration of the conflict of human forces which he himself had demonstrated artistically in his great poem. "I must confess," he writes to Roeckel, "to having arrived at a clear understanding of my own works of art through the help of another, who has provided me with the reasoned conceptions corresponding to my intuitive principles.
Page 8 - ... who most strenuously strove to improve others or even themselves? Have they not rather shown a tendency to be contented by advancing art? Lastly, what improvement is it that does result from art? These questions, except the last, leave me utterly in the lurch; but for that last I find an answer on the tip of my tongue: Beauty improves by educing elevation, delicacy, and refinement, and it also exhilarates; and in Greece, and even once or twice since, you might have found whole companies that...
Page 103 - A few remain. ,-$, 33. net. The Saturday Review. — " The woodcuts by themselves stand an attraction to the collector." A BOOK OF IMAGES. Drawn by WT HORTON, and Introduced by WB YEATS. Fcap. 4to, 2s. 6d. net. The Birmingham Daily Gazette.—" An artist with true vision and with skilful touch, who has produced pictures weird, mystical, and beautiful.
Page 44 - ... may have attempted this expression of passions above the powers of the art ; and has, therefore, by an indistinct and imperfect marking, left room for every imagination with equal probability to find a passion of his own. What has been, and what can be done in the art, is sufficiently difficult: we need not be mortified or discouraged at not being able to execute the conceptions of a romantic imagination.
Page 109 - THE FACE OF A SOUL. By JOSEPH DAWSON. Crown 8vo. cloth gilt, 6s. The Daily Telegraph. — ' Many new notions and much excellent writing.

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