Lectures on Painting: Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883 - Costume - 337 pages

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Page 321 - And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
Page 160 - Nature, or in other words, what is particular and uncommon, can be acquired only by experience ; and the whole beauty and grandeur of the art consists, in my opinion, in being able to get above all singular forms, local customs, particularities, and details of every kind.
Page 47 - It is not the invention of the painter which creates the picture, but an inviolable law, a tradition of the Catholic church. It is not the painters, but the Holy Fathers, who have to invent and to dictate. To them manifestly belongs the composition, to the painter only the execution.
Page 245 - In the same manner as the historical painter never enters into the detail of colours, so neither does he debase his conceptions with minute attention to the discriminations of drapery. It is the inferior style that marks the variety of stuffs. With him, the clothing is neither woollen, nor linen, nor silk, satin, or velvet: it is drapery; it is nothing more.

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