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-1665704
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from different principles. In the former, it was 
founded on that force and grandeur, allied 
to poetic spirit, which rises above all that 
is common, and leaves behind it all that is tame 
and simply correct; which, not content with 
engaging the senses, seizes on the imagination, 
While it never departs from truth. In the latter, 
it was made up of the beautiful and graceful, 
which attracts by the assemblage of Whatever is 
most perfect and elevated in the character or 
subjeci. 
" Raphael coming somewhat later than 
Michael Angelo on the theatre of art, had the 
advantage of many of that master's works, as 
well as of all the improvements which had heen 
made before. His life was a short one, and the 
first 
Xstudies 
of 
it 
W6I'8 
almost 
lost 
in 
the 
dFY 
school of Pietro Perugino. But he soon found 
his way to thephilosophy of Leonardo da. Vinci, 
and to the profound principles on which his 
admirable expression of character is founded. 
The dignity of drapery, and of light and shade, 
opened by Bartolomeo, invited his studies; and 
the sublimity of the human figure in the
        

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