China Painting: A Practical Manual for the Use of Amateurs in the Decoration of Hard Porcelain

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R. Clarke & Company, 1894 - China painting - 103 pages
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Page 8 - Heaven had endowed the humble little butler's boy, to whom splendours of Nature were revealed to vulgar sights invisible, and beauties manifest in forms, colours, shadows of common objects, where most of the world saw only what was dull, and gross, and familiar.
Page 5 - Success in life depends on knowing how to' be patient, how to endure drudgery, how to unmake and remake, how to recommence and continue without allowing the tide of anger or the flight of the imagination to arrest or divert the daily effort.
Page 8 - Nature were revealed to vulgar sights invisible, and beauties manifest in forms, colours, shadows of common objects, where most of the world saw only what was dull, and gross, and familiar. One reads in the magic story-books of a charm or a flower which the wizard gives, and which enables the bearer to see the fairies. O enchanting boon of Nature, which reveals to the possessor the hidden spirits of beauty round about him ! spirits which the strongest and most gifted masters [184] compel into painting...
Page 19 - ... any art-store. The tube colors are diluted with turpentine. You will require a porcelain palette, a glass slab eight inches square, several camel's hair brushes of different sizes, several blenders, a quart bottle of spirits of turpentine, a quart bottle of 98 per cent alcohol, a small bottle of oil of turpentine, one of oil of lavender, and one of balsam of copaiva. A steel palette knife, and one of horn or ivory ; a rest for the hand while painting, made of a strip of wood about an inch long...
Page 7 - There will be no true revival of any branch of art unless founded upon study of nature and the adaptation of her principles to design, and there will likewise be no advance possible to the individual art student without this study and practice.

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