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-1665859
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are those which more immediately apply to the 
students, who are generously striving to attain 
excellence in the first class of refined art, --1 
historical painting". 
Whether 
their 
exertions 
are 
directed 
ta 
painting, 
the 
sister 
arts, 
architecture 
hand 
sculpture, the first thing they must impress 
upon their minds, and engraft upon every shoot 
of their fancy, is that of the appropriate cha- 
racter, by which the subject" they are about to 
treat, is distinguished from all other subjects. 
Un this foundation, all the points of refined art 
which are, in the truest sense, intellectual, inva- 
riably rest  for without justness of character, 
the works of the pencil can have but little value, 
and can never entitle the artist to the praise of 
a well-governed genius, or of possessing that 
philosophical precision of judgment, which is- 
the source of excellence in the superior walk of 
his profession. At the same time, let it be in-' 
delibly fixed 
in your 
minds, 
that when decided 
character is to be given, 
that character must be 
accompanied by correctness of outline, whether 
ifbe in painting or in sculpture. Any repre- 
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