The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1

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Henry and Company, 1895 - Painting

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Page 37 - Sir Joshua Reynolds was, on very many accounts, one of the most memorable men of his time. He was the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country.
Page 58 - Nature! great parent! whose unceasing hand Rolls round the Seasons of the changeful year, How mighty, how majestic, are thy works!
Page 37 - In full affluence of foreign . and domestic fame, admired by the expert in art and by the learned in science, courted by the great, caressed by sovereign powers, and celebrated by distinguished poets, his native humility, modesty, and...
Page 49 - We are all going to heaven, and Van Dyck is of the company.
Page 26 - Farewell, great painter of mankind ! Who reached the noblest point of art, Whose pictured morals charm the mind, And through the eye correct the heart If Genius fire thee, reader, stay, If Nature touch thee, drop a tear, If neither move thee — turn away — For Hogarth's honoured dust lies here.
Page 36 - I should desire that the last words which I should pronounce in this Academy, and from this place, might be the name of — MICHAEL ANGELO.* * Unfortunately for mankind, these were the last words pronounced by this great Painter from the Academical chair.
Page 28 - I have endeavoured to treat my subjects as a dramatic writer; my picture is my stage, and men and women my players, who by means of certain actions and gestures, are to exhibit a dumb show.
Page 274 - ... lightly coloured outlines of his figures appears a tender, lovable imagination. None of the Romanticists has spoken so comfortably and easily, so clearly and definitely to the German folk soul of his time, as this master. Richard Muther, in his " Modern Painting," characterizes him as follows : — " ' Master Schwind, you are a genius and a Romanticist.' This stereotyped compliment was paid by King Ludwig to the painter on each occasion that, without buying anything of him, he visited his studio....
Page 507 - Und wer eine Wachshand opfert, Dem heilt an der Hand die Wund; Und wer einen Wachsfuß opfert, Dem wird der Fuß gesund.
Page 37 - ... his social virtues in all the relations and all the habitudes of life rendered him the centre of a very great and unparalleled variety of agreeable societies, which will be dissipated by his death. He had too much merit not to excite some jealousy ; too much innocence to provoke any enmity. The loss of no man of his time can be felt with more sincere, general, and unmixed sorrow. Hail ! and farewell.

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