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-1665445
107 
my wish to preserve them from the innovations 
of caprice and fashion, to which the public is 
always prone; and to assure the youth of genius, 
that while he continues to found the merit of 
his works on true principles, he will always 
find, notwithstanding the apparent generality of 
any fashion, that there is no surer way, either 
to fame or fortune, than by acting in art, as 
well as life, on those principles which have 
received the sanction of experience, and the 
approbation of the wise of all ages. X 
66 
now return 
shall 
I 
to 
the 
consideration 
of 
painting 
sculpture. 
ahd 
" The Greeks, above all others, aiibrd us the 
best and most decided proofs of the beauty 
arising from the philosophical consideration of 
the subject intended to be represented.. To all 
their deities a iixed and appropriate character 
was given, from which it would have perhaps 
been profanity to depart. This character was 
the result of  a careful consideration of the 
ideal beauty suitable to the respective attributes 
of the different deities. Thus in their Jupiter,
        

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