The Renaissance of Art in France, Volume 1

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C. Kegan Paul & Company, 1879 - Art
 

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Page 142 - Maugré tous ses parens a mis sa fantaisie. Et pour cela tu fis engraver sur le haut Du Louvre une Déesse, à qui jamais ne faut Le vent à joue enflée au creux d'une...
Page 141 - Henry, qui après luy tint le sceptre de France, Ayant de ta valeur parfaite cognoissance, Honora ton sçavoir, si bien que ce grand Roy Ne vouloit escouter un autre homme que toy...
Page 50 - At about two-thirds down the front the open spiral staircase juts out and towers upwards. It seems at first to stand free, breaking up the even succession of small columns and their perpendicular descent with the bold projection of its octagonal lines. But above, it is embraced and caught into the whole mass by the broad crowning cornice which gathers within its strengthening bands every various curve. The sculptured dormers fret along its edge, searching the air with their pointed tongues, and twice...
Page 15 - Gargantua fut institue par Ponocrates en telle discipline, qu'il ne perdoit heure du jour.
Page 49 - Loire ; but there are important though minor differences which specially individualise it. The architectural scheme is very simple. Three rows of pilasters are superimposed one above another. At about two-thirds down the front the open spiral staircase juts out and towers upwards. It seems at first to stand free, breaking up the even succession of small columns and their perpendicular descent with the bold projection of its octagonal lines. But above...
Page 53 - Burdened," says this writer,1 " by the weighty labours of Louis XIV., weakened by eight improving years at the hands of Stanislas Leczinski, mutilated by Marshal Saxe, the Chambord which we now go out from Blois to visit is not the Chambord of Francis I. The broad foundations and heaving arches which rose proudly out of the waters of the moat no longer impress the eye. The truncated mass squats ignobly upon the turf, the waters of the moat are gone, gone are the deep embankments crowned with pierced...
Page 351 - , qui avoit peint en une grand'chambre tous les grands seigneurs, princes, cavalliers, et grandes reynes, princesses, dames, filles de la court de France, estant donc en...
Page 351 - ... de toile d'argent fourrées de loup cervier, le tout si bien représenté au vif avec son beau visage, qu'il n'y falloit rien plus que la parole...
Page 141 - D'un arbre qui se plie , il tend tousjours en bas ; La nature ne veut en rien estre forcée, Mais suivre le destin duquel elle est poussée. Jadis le roy François, des lettres amateur, De ton divin esprit premier admirateur, T'aima pardessus tout : ce ne fut, en son âge, Peu d'honneur d'estre aymé d'un si grand personnage, Qui soudain cognoissoit le vice et la vertu, Quelque desguisement dont l'homme fust vestu.

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