Teaching of drawing in Ceylon

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Apothecaries co., 1906 - Drawing - 11 pages
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Page 9 - ... if he is properly educated, and the reverse if he is not. And, moreover, because the man who hath here been educated as he ought, perceives in the quickest manner whatever workmanship is defective, and 'whatever execution is unhandsome/ or whatever productions are of that kind; and being disgusted in a proper manner, he will praise what is beautiful, rejoicing in it, and receiving it into his soul, be nourished by it, and become a worthy and good man...
Page 6 - ... that by modern art I do not mean the art of the Victorian era. I need not speak of the art of our own day, because, on the one hand, whatever there is of it that is worth considering is eclectic, and is not bound by the chain of tradition to anything that has gone before us; and, - on the other hand, whatever of art is left which is in any sense the result of continuous tradition is, and long has been, so degraded as to have lost any claim to be considered as art at all.
Page 1 - Sinhalese craftsmen, but the teaching of drawing and design was confined to the superior division of the...
Page 5 - ... for gods, kings, and men, the design and quantity of gold required for each ; measurements of swords, thrones, dagobas, etc.
Page 4 - ... not to enable the pupil to copy a design before him, but to enable him...

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