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-1665971
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dignity of painting, 
than 
from 
these 
two 
CO1Tl- 
positions of art. 
 hen W8 
consider the combination 
of ex- 
cellence 
requisite 
to 
produce 
the 
sublime 
in 
painting; the uni011 of propriety with dignity 
of character; the graceful grouping; the noble 
folding of drapery, 
and the deep sombrous tones 
of 
the 
clair-obscure, 
with 
aPPI'0priate 
colours 
havrfnoniously 
blending 
into 
one 
there is a 
picture 
entitled 
to 
the 
appellation 
of 
from the union of all these excellences, 
sublime, 
described : 
I have 
it is that which 
considered in 
all its parts, it is, perhaps, 
work in painting, which has 
observation. 
superior to any 
fallen under my 
" When these powerful essays 
Vinci, Bartolomeo di St. Marco, 
in art By Da 
and Michael 
Angelo became celebrated, 
attained his adult age, made 
Raphael, having 
his appearance at 
Florence ; 
where the influence 
of thb works 
of 
those three great artists pervaded all the avenues 
to excellence in art.
        

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