Wonders of Italian Art

C. Scribner, 1870 - 343 páginas

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Página 344 - This work is the last which proceeded from the lamented author's hand. Ethical philosophy engaged his mind for at least threescore years, and was his favorite study. During nearly forty years he lectured on the subject at Princeton, and these lectures were the basis of this succinct manual The treatise is elementary in its character. It is intended to lay foundations and elucidate principles ; in other words,, it is upon the Philosophy of Morals...
Página 304 - Fontano of Bologna and Tintoretto of Venice, counselled him to abandon the career of an artist, considering him incapable of ever succeeding in it; and his fellow-students called him " the ox," not because he was the son of a butcher, but on account of the slowness and heaviness of his mind, and also because of his continual, determined, and indefatigable application. He painted afterwards under Passignano at Florence ; at Parma he studied the works of Correggio and Parmigiano, and at Venice those...
Página 208 - Italians say, three orrisonti, — first these angels, then St. Sixtus and St. Barbara, and lastly the Madonna and Child, who are thus placed at a greater distance. When we understand this, we can appreciate all the merits of this composition. What symmetry and variety are to be found in it ! What noble attitudes ! In what wonderfully graceful positions are the Virgin and the Child in her arms ! And what ineffable beauty is there in everything that composes the group ! What could be more thoughtful,...

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