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-1665359
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the parts of the bddy are capable of perform- 
ing their respective and mutual functions ; but 
the characteristics of perfection of form in the 
female are very different; delicacy of frame 
and modesty of demeanour, with less capability 
to be active, constitute the peculiar graces of 
WOIIlEl.l1. 
CS 
When 
the 
student 
has 
settled 
in 
his 
OWH 
mind the general and primary characteristics, in 
either sex, of the human figure, the next step 
will enable him to reduce the particular cha- 
-racter of his subject into its proper class, 
whether it rank under the sublime or the beau- 
tiful, the heroic or the graceful, the masculine 
or the feminine, or in any of its other softer or 
IIION-3 
spirited 
distinctions. 
For 
the 
course 
of 
his studies will have made him acguainted with 
the moral operations of character, as they are 
expressed upon the external form; and the 
habit of discrimination, thus acquired, will have 
taught him the action or attitude by which all 
moral movements of character are usually ac- 
companied. By this knowledge of the general 
figure, this habitual aptitude to perceive the
        

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