Giotto. - London, Sampson Low, Marsson, Searle and Rivington 1880

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S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1880 - 146 pages

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Page 53 - All honour and reverence to the divine beauty of form ! Let us cultivate it to the utmost in men, women, and children — in our gardens and in our houses. But let us love that other beauty too, which lies in no secret of proportion, but in the secret of deep human sympathy.
Page 68 - These temples grew as grows the grass; Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned ; And the same power that reared the shrine Bestrode the tribes that knelt within.
Page 42 - ... tufted irregularly with ilex and olive ; a scene not sublime, for its forms are subdued and low ; not desolate, for its valleys are full of sown fields and tended pastures ; not rich nor lovely, but sunburnt and sorrowful...
Page 36 - ... old painters, that whilst Cimabue was painting this picture in a garden near the gate of San Pietro, King Charles the Elder, of Anjou, passed through Florence, and the authorities of the city, among other marks of respect, conducted him to see the picture of Cimabue. When this work was...
Page 37 - Know that you cannot learn to paint in less time than that which I shall name to you. In the first place, you must study drawing for at least one year ; then you must remain with a master at the workshop for the space of six years at least, that you may learn all the parts and members of the art — to grind colours, to boil down glues, to grind plaster...
Page 141 - Text-Books of Art-Education. Edited by •*• EDWARD J. POYNTER, RA Each Volume contains numerous Illustrations, and is strongly bound for the use of Students, price 5*- The Volumes now ready are : — PAINTING.
Page 41 - ... and deep green breadth of shade, studded with balls of budding silver, and showing at intervals through their framework of rich leaf and rubied flower the far-away bends of the Arno beneath its slopes of olive, and the purple peaks of the Carrara mountains, tossing themselves against the western distance, where the streaks of motionless cloud burn above the Pisan sea. The traveller passes the Fiesolan ridge, and all is changed. The country is on a sudden lonely.
Page 118 - The characteristics of Power and Beauty occur more or less in different buildings , some in one and some in another. But all together , and all in their highest possible relative degrees, they exist, so far as I know, only in one building in the world, the Campanile of Giotto'.
Page 53 - Madonna, turning her mild face upward and opening her arms to welcome the divine glory; but do not impose on us any aesthetic rules which shall banish from the region of Art those old women scraping carrots with their work-worn hands, those heavy clowns taking holiday in a dingy pot-house, those rounded backs and stupid weather-beaten faces that have bent over the spade and done the rough work of the world those homes with their tin pans, their brown pitchers, their rough curs, and their clusters...
Page 80 - ... the greetings of innocence and love wheresoever the breeze may waft us. There is in truth a holy purity, an innocent naivete, a child-like grace and simplicity, a freshness, a fearlessness, an utter freedom from affectation, a yearning after all things truthful, lovely and of good report...

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