A Handbook of the History of Painting, from the Age of Constantine the Great to the Present Time, Teil 1

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John Murray, 1842 - 444 Seiten
 

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Seite 3 - For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, And as a root out of a dry ground. He hath no form nor comeliness; And when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Seite 13 - But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Seite 46 - Credette Cimabue nella pittura Tener lo campo, ed ora ha Giotto il grido, Sì che la fama di colui è oscura.
Seite 48 - A dame, to whom none openeth pleasure's gate More than to death, was, 'gainst his father's will, His stripling choice : and he did make her his, Before the spiritual court, by nuptial bonds, And in his father's sight : from day to day, Then loved her more devoutly.
Seite 65 - Wherefore I prayed, and understanding was given me: I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. I preferred her before sceptres and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her.
Seite 48 - Non era ancor molto lontan dall' orto, di' e' cominciò a far sentir la Terra Della sua gran virtude alcun conforto. Che per tal donna giovinetto in guerra Del padre corse, a cui, com...
Seite 73 - Lower down is the earth, where men are rising from the graves ; armed angels direct them to the right and left. Here is seen Solomon, who whilst he rises seems doubtful to which side he should turn ; here a hypocritical monk, whom an angel draws back by the hair from the...
Seite 392 - La mossa coll' ombrar Veneziano, E il degno colorir di Lombardia. Di Michel Angiol la terribil via, II vero natural di Tiziano, Del Correggio lo stil puro e sovrano, E di un Rafel la giusta simmetria. Del Tibaldi il decoro, e il fondamento, Del dotto Primaticcio 1' inventare, E un po di grazia del Parmigianino. Ma senza tanti studj, e tanto stento, Si ponga 1' opre solo ad imitare Che qui lasciocci il nostro Niccolino.
Seite 72 - Saints next to them, severe, solemn, dignified figures. Angels, holding the instruments of the passion, hover over Christ and the Virgin : under them is a group of angels, in the strictest symmetrical arrangement, who summon the dead from their graves ; two blow the trumpets, a third conceals himself in his drapery, shuddering at the awful spectacle.
Seite 204 - It required the united power of an architect, sculptor and painter to conceive a structural whole of so much grandeur, to design the decorative figures with the significant repose required by their sculpturesque character, and yet to preserve their subordination to the principal subjects, and to keep the latter in the proportions and relations best adapted to the space to be filled.

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