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-1665899
15 Q 
we wish to see in the movements of your figures? 
This 
advice of the 
philosophers was felt by the 
sculptors, 
and 
the 
Athenian 
marbles 
are 
the 
advice. 
faithful records of the efficacy of that 
That you 
distinctly 
maY 
perceive 
and 
variably 
distinguish 
What 
we 
mean 
by 
aPP1'0. 
priate character in art, particularly in sculpture, 
I would class with these sculptures, the Hercules, 
the Apollo, 
the Venus, 
the 
Laocoon, 
and 
the 
Gladiator. 
In 
these 
examples 
you 
will 
[ind 
what 
is 
aPP1'0priate 
in 
character 
to 
subject: 
united 
with 
correctness 
of 
outline ; 
and 
it 
is 
this 
combination 
of 
truths 
which 
has 
arrested 
the attention 
of 
an 
admiring world, 
CV81" 
since 
they were 
produced ; 
and 
which will attract to 
them the admiration of after ages, so long as 
the Workings of the mind on the external form 
can be contemplated and understood. 
Now let us see what works there 
are 
since 
the revival of art in the modern world, which rest 
on the same basis of 
3-PP1'0priate 
character 
and 
with those of the ancient 
correctness of outline, 
Greeks.
        

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