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-1663895
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lxad recommended to his attention. The style of 
Titian, which in breadth and clearness of colour- 
ing 
SO 
much 
excels 
that 
of 
almost 
eVery 
other 
painter; 
WHS 
the 
peculiar 
characteristic 
of 
the 
Venetian 
school 
which 
interested 
him 
the 
most, 
at first, involved in inexpli- 
was never satislied with the 
hi m , 
He 
and seemed to 
cable mystery. 
explanations which the Italian amateurs attempted 
to give him of what they called the internal light 
of that master's productions. Repeated experi- 
ments, however, enabled him, at last, to make 
the discovery himself. 
Indeed, 
he Was 
from 
the 
First 
persuaded 
that 
it 
WRS 
chiefly 
to 
the 
peculiar 
genius 
of 
the 
Artist 
himself,-to 
an 
exquisite 
delicacy 
of 
sight 
which 
enabled 
him 
to 
perceive 
the 
most 
approximate 
tints,_and 
not 
nor 
to 
to 
any particular 
any superiority 
dexterity of pencilling, 
in the materials of his 
colomirs. 
effect of 
primary 
This notion led Mr. West to try the 
painting in the Hrst place with the pure 
colours, and softening them afterwards 
with 
the 
semi 
tints ; 
and 
the 
result 
confirmed 
him in the notion that such was probably the 
peculiar method of Titian. But although this 
idea was suggested by his visits to the collec-
        

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