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-1665653
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fbre, are grand without the minutiae of parts; 
its effects are striking and momentary; and in 
every circumstance considered, it is plainly 
the work of consummate genius and science 
united. 
" Was it possible that in an 
a Phidias to the Greeks, there 
age which gave 
should not have 
been a Pericles to 
merit so exalted ? 
reward, 
bY 
his 
patronage, 
We 
may 
carry 
the 
same 
reflections 
into 
the 
Progress 
of 
the 
pencil. 
As 
the 
Greeks 
became refined in their minds, they gained an 
Apelles to paint, and an Alexander to patronise. 
We are not enabled now to speak of the 
wurks of that great master. His figure of 
Alexander, in the character of young Ammon, 
is described as his master-piece. Such was the 
expression with which the hand grasped the 
thunder-bolt, that it seemed actually to start 
from the pannel. The expression and force of 
character given to the whole, was equally 
marvellous. And when we consider the refine- 
ment 
to 
which 
the 
human 
mind 
had 
then 
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