Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1663813
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seeing the picture, expressed his opinion in terms 
that 
did 
great 
honour 
to his liberality, 
and gave 
the Artist 
3.11 
advice 
which 
he never forgot, 
HOT 
remembered 
without 
gratitude. 
He 
told 
him 
that the portrait showed that he had 
T10 
occasion 
to 
learn 
to 
paint 
at Rome. 
" You have already 
said 
" the mechanical 
part of 
your art: 
what 
would, 
therefore, 
recommend 
to 
You, 
is 
to see and examine every 
thing deserving of your 
attention here, and after making a few drawings of 
about half 
to Flo- 
go 
a dozen of the best statues, 
rence, 
and 
observe 
what 
has 
been 
done 
for 
Art 
in 
the 
collections 
there. 
Then 
proceed 
to 
logna, and study the works of the Carracci; after- 
wards visit Parma, and examine, attentively, the 
pictures of Corregio; and then go to Venice and 
view the productions of Tintoretti, Titian, and 
Paul Veronese. 
made this tour, 
have 
When you 
come back to Rome, and paint an historical com- 
position 
and the 
to be exhibited to- the Roman public; 
opinion which will then be formed of 
Y0ur 
talents 
should 
determine 
the 
Tine 
of 
0111' 
profession 
which 
You 
ought 
to 
follow." 
This 
judicious 
advice, 
SO 
different 
from 
those 
absurd 
academical 
dogmas 
which 
would 
confine 
genius
        

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