A Treatise on Art in Three Parts: Consisting of Essays on the Education of the Eye, Practical Hints on Composition, and Light and Shade

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Frank V. Chambers, 1913 - 100 من الصفحات
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الصفحة 2 - A dungeon horrible on all sides round As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe...
الصفحة 48 - Cicero remarks, that not to know what has been transacted in former times, is to continue always a child. If no use is made of the labours of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
الصفحة 2 - I do not mean that I would have your son a perfect painter ; to be that to any tolerable degree, will require more time than a young gentleman can spare from his other improvements of greater moment; but so much insight into perspective, and skill in drawing, as will enable him to represent tolerably on paper any thing he sees, except faces, may, I think, be got in a little time...
الصفحة 16 - ... must have, with his powers of colouring; a circumstance which was not likely to enter into the mind of an Italian painter, who probably would have been afraid of the linen's hurting the colouring of the flesh, and have kept it down of a low tint. And the truth is, that none but great colourists can venture to paint pure white linen near flesh; but such know the advantage of it...
الصفحة 35 - Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, . by calling imagination to the help of reason.
الصفحة 29 - Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known to few, and therefore few only can judge how nearly they are copied. The irregular combinations of fanciful invention may delight awhile, by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest ; but the pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the mind can only repose on the stability of truth.
الصفحة 15 - ... lively, and what is called a masterly, handling of the chalk or pencil, are, it must be confessed, captivating qualities to young minds, and become of course the objects of their ambition. They endeavour to imitate these dazzling excellencies, which they will find no great labour in attaining.
الصفحة 1 - When he can write well and quick, I think it may be convenient not only to continue the exercise of his hand in writing, but also to improve the use of it farther in drawing, a thing very useful to a gentleman...
الصفحة 27 - Angelo's works have a strong, peculiar, and marked character : they seem to proceed from his own mind entirely, and that mind so rich and abundant, that he never needed, or seemed to disdain, to look abroad for foreign help. Raffaelle's materials are generally borrowed, though the noble structure is his own.
الصفحة 6 - Rubens, who extracted his principles from their works, admitted many subordinate lights. The same rules, which have been given in regard to the regulation of groups of figures, must be observed in regard to the grouping of lights ; that there shall be a superiority of one over the rest, that they shall be separated, and varied in their shapes, and that there should be at least three lights : the secondary lights ought, for the sake of harmony and union, to be of nearly equal brightness, though not...

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