Fine Art: a Sketch of Its History, Theory, Practice, and Application to Industry

Macmillan and Company, 1870 - 375 pàgines
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Pàgina 221 - Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone: Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare; Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though winning near the goal — yet, do not grieve; She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!
Pàgina 316 - And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning "work.
Pàgina 137 - And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind : and God saw that it was good.
Pàgina 315 - The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
Pàgina 221 - THOU still unravish'd bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fringed legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the dales of Arcady ? What men or gods are these? What maidens loth? What mad pursuit ? ? What struggle to escape ? What pipes and timbrels ? What wild ecstasy...
Pàgina 52 - While from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind ; But more...
Pàgina 114 - Imitation is the means, and not the end, of art ; it is employed by the sculptor as the language by which his ideas are presented to the mind of the spectator. Poetry and elocution of every sort make use of signs, but those signs are arbitrary and conventional : the sculptor employs the representation of the thing itself; but still as a means to a higher end, — as a gradual ascent always advancing towards fanltless form and perfect beanty.
Pàgina 109 - Whether in earth layd up in secret store, Or else in heaven, that no man may it see With sinfull eyes, for feare it to deflore, Is perfect Beautie, which all men adore; Whose face and feature doth so much excell All mortal sence, that none the same may tell.
Pàgina 2 - Esquire, nominated for life. The Professor is required to give annually in the University, in full term, and free of charge as regards Members of the University, a Course of not less than Twelve Lectures on the History, Theory, and Practice of the Fine Arts, or of some section or sections of them.
Pàgina 255 - ... shall be carefully and distinctly expressed, as if the painter knew, with correctness and precision, the exact form and character of whatever is introduced into the picture. This is what...

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