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-1665874
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tion 
in 
employing 
the 
orders 
of 
architecture, 
with 
rational 
precision 
3S 
to 
character, 
Pro- 
sort of deficiency which we find 
duces the same 
in 
an 
historical 
picture ; 
where, 
although each 
figure, in correct proportion, be Well drawn, with 
drapery elegantly folded, yet, not being em. 
Ployed 
aPP1'0p1'iately tq 
the 
subject, 
affords 
HO 
Satisfaction to the spectator. 
M" The Greeks were in architecture what they 
were in sculpture; and it is to them you must 
look for the original purity of both. VV e feel 
rejoiced, that the exertions recently made by a 
noble personage to enrich our studies in both 
of these departments of art are such, that we 
may say, London has become the Athens for 
study. It is the mental power displayed in the 
Elgin marbles that I wish the juvenile artist to 
notice. Look at the equestrian groups of the 
young Athenians in this collection, and you will 
find i_n them that momentary motion which life 
the occasion to 
The horse we 
gives on 
horses. 
the riders and 
perceive feels 
their 
that 
power 
which 
the 
impulse 
of 
life 
has 
given 
to 
his 
rider ; 
We 
S86 
in 
him 
the 
animation 
his 
of
        

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