Art for Art's Sake: Seven University Lectures on the Technical Beauties of Painting, by John C. Van Dyke

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C. Scribner's sons, 1921 - Painting - 249 pages

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Page 16 - very scanty means of exciting those powers over the imagination which make so very considerable and refined a part of poetry. It is a doubt with me whether we should even make the attempt.
Page 28 - her son and her master, her son in that he loves her, her master in that he knows her.
Page 215 - We ought to commend that strength of vivid expression which is necessary to convey in its full force the highest sense of the most complete effect of art,
Page 30 - a middle quality between a thought and a thing—the union of that which is nature with that which is exclusively human.
Page 94 - As smoke loses itself in the air, so are your lights and shadows to pass from one to the other without any apparent separation,
Page 39 - a matter of fact there is no such thing in nature as line. Objects may appear in strong relief when seen against
Page 217 - 3. Linear, produced by filaments or threads, as in feathers, fur, hair, and woven or reticulated tissues.
Page 200 - A work should be all of a piece, and people and things should be there for an end,
Page 41 - shadows, perspective, and in it one may show his individuality, his sentiment, his mood or passion, his painter's enthusiasm. In music harmony is for the present at least the final word. There is nothing beyond it. And so color-harmony is now the loftiest pitch to which the painter may attain, the consummation of his art.
Page 1 - whereof a man shall find much in experience, but little in books.

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