An Essay on the Nature, the End, and the Means of Imitation in the Fine Arts

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Smith, Elder and Company, 1837 - 468 Seiten
 

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Seite 77 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Seite 361 - La damigella non passava ancora Quattordici anni, ed era bella e fresca, Come rosa che spunti allora allora Fuor della buccia, e col sol novo cresca. Non pur di lei Bireno s...
Seite 86 - ... clamores simul horrendos ad sidera tollit : quales mugitus, fugit cum saucius aram taurus, et incertam excussit cervice securim.
Seite 426 - O diva, gratum quae regis Antium, praesens vel imo tollere de gradu mortale corpus vel superbos vertere funeribus triumphos...
Seite 264 - Sed ego sic statuo, nihil esse in ullo genere tarn pulchrum, quo non pulchrius id sit unde illud ut ex ore aliquo quasi imago exprimatur; quod neque oculis neque auribus neque ullo sensu percipi potest, cogitatione tantum et mente complectimur.
Seite 102 - It consists in seeking truth short of the limits of every art, by a system of servile copy, which deprives the imitation or the image, of that fictious part which constitutes at once its essence and its character.
Seite 413 - Usually they are found with the body of a lion and the head of a woman...
Seite 265 - Nec vero ille artifex, cum faceret lovis formam aut Minervae, contemplabatur aliquem, e quo similitudinem duceret, sed ipsius in mente insidebat species pulchritudinis eximia quaedam, quam intuens in eaque defixus ad illius similitudinem artem et manum dirigebat.
Seite 424 - Concitet, imperiumque frangat. Te semper anteit saeva Necessitas, Clavos trabales et cuneos manu Gestans ahena ; nee severus Uncus abest, liquidumque plumbum.
Seite 98 - Virgil, Nox erat, et placidum carpebant fessa soporem Corpora per terras, sylvseque, et...

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