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-1665862
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"sentation of the human figure, in the higher de- 
partment of art, wanting these requisites, is_,vto 
the feelings of the educated artist, deficient in 
that, for the loss of which no other excellency 
compensate. 
C311 
" Architecture.  This department of art 
received its decided character from vthe Greeks. 
They distinctly fixed the embellishments to the 
several orders; and, by their adaptation of these 
embellishments and orders, their buildings ob- 
tained 
which 
a d.istinct_ and appropriate 
declared the uses fof which 
character, 
they were 
erected. 
IS 
The 
Romans, 
in 
their 
best 
GT8. 
of 
taste, 
copied their Grecian instructors in that appro- 
priate character of embellishment which ex- 
plained, at a glance, the use of their respective 
buildings; but, in their latter ages, they de- 
clined from this original purity; and it is the 
fragments of  that corruption, in which they lost 
the characteristic precision of the Greeks, that 
we have seen of late years employed upon many 
of 
0111' 
buildings. 
The want 
of mental 
reflec-
        

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