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-1665946
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But his pictures, generally speaking, are more 
characterised by their laborious, finishing, 
gentleness, and sweetness of character, than by 
the energies of a lively imagination. 
CC 
Fra. 
Bartolomeo di St. Marco, 
of Florence, 
OI18 
of the 
enamoured of 
first who became 
that superiority which grandeur and decision of 
character gives to art; and, indeed, of all those 
higher excellences which the philosophical mind 
of Da Vinci had accomplished. In the pictures 
of Bartolomeo we behold, for the first time, that 
breadth of the clair-obscure-the deep tones of 
colour, 
with 
their 
philosophical 
arrangement, 
united 
to 
that 
noble 
folding 
of 
drapery aPP1'O'_ 
priate to, and significant of, every character it 
covered; a point of excellence in this master, 
from which Raphael caught his first conception 
of that noble simplicity which distinguishes the 
dignity of his draperies, and which it became 
his pride through life to imitate. 
Bartolomeo, 
in his figure of 
St. Mark, 
has 
convinced us how important and indispensable 
is the union of mental conception with truth of
        

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