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-1665345
painting and sculpture are but ornamental 
manufactures; and the works of Raphael and 
Michael Angelo, considered without reference 
to the manifestations which they exhibit of 
moral 
influence, 
possess 
DO 
merit 
beyond 
the 
ordinary paper-hanger. 
Aproductions of the 
" The first operation of this philosophical 
spirit will lead the student to contemplatethe 
general form of the figure as an object of 
beauty; and thence instruct him to analyse 
the use and form of every separate part; the 
relation and mutual aid oft the parts to each 
other ; 
and 
the 
necessary 
effect 
the 
of 
Whole 
in unison. 
" By an investigation of this kind, he will 
arrive at What constitutes pharacter in art; and, 
in pursuing his analysis, he will discover that the 
general construction of the human figure in the 
male indicates strength and activity  and that 
the form of the individual man, in proportion 
to the power of being active, is more or less 
perfect. In the male, the degree of beauty de- 
pends on the degree of activity with which all
        

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