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-1665635
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fined to particular classes of men, 
that this moral 
view of art was not sufficiently taken up 
more mechanical part of the profession. 
by the 
Thus, 
however, 
the 
opening was made to 
the 
important 
expression 
of 
character. 
And 
the lesson suggested by the philosopher alluded 
to, is not confined to the Greeks alone. I wish," 
young 
gentlemen, 
to 
leave 
it 
in 
all 
its 
force 
upon your minds. 
whether singly or 
For if the figures you design, 
in groups, have not their 
actions 
correspondent 
to 
What 
their 
minds 
appear to be pursuing, they will suit any other 
subject as Well as that in which they are placed. 
This remark is the more worthy of-' attention, 
of the figures of 
have mentioned. 
as it does not apply to any 
the Grecian masters Whom I 
The 
figure 
by 
Phidias 
O11 
Monte 
Cavallo 
at 
Rome, 
the 
Apollo, 
the 
Laocoon, 
the 
Venus, 
Hercules, 
the 
and the fighting gladiator, 
are all 
I have mentioned. 
perfect on the just principles 
There 
is 
1'10 
TOOII1 
for 
amendment ; 
their pro- 
 
is 
unquestionable ; 
their 
truth 
eternal. 
And 
SO 
the 
Works 
of 
modern 
art, 
We 
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