1 edition of A discourse on art found in the catalog.
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It is the very same taste which relishes a demonstration in geometry, that is pleased with the resemblance of a picture to an original, and touched with the harmony of music. Upon this principle the Roman, the Florentine, the Bolognese schools, have formed their practice; and by this they have deservedly obtained the highest praise. If you choose inferior patterns, or if you make your own former works, your patterns for your latter, it is your own fault. The A discourse on art part of these opinions, like current coin in its circulation, we are obliged to take without weighing or examining; but by this inevitable inattention, many adulterated pieces are received, which, when we seriously estimate our wealth, we must throw away.
Those who have advanced beyond the rudiments, may, perhaps, find advantage in reflecting on the advice which I have likewise given them, when I recommended the diligent study of the works of our great predecessors; but I at the same time endeavoured to guard them against an implicit submission to the authority of any one master, however excellent; or by a strict imitation of his manner, to preclude ourselves from the abundance and variety of nature.
This was continued the next year at Spring Gardens, with a charge of a shilling for admission. It is necessary that at some time or other we should see things as they really are, and not impose on ourselves by that false magnitude with which objects appear when viewed indistinctly as through a mist.
But if industry carried them thus far, may not you also hope for the same reward from the same labour? One of the strongest marked characters of this kind, which must be allowed to be subordinate to the great style, is that of Salvator Rosa. What is the impact of dynamic media and other emerging art forms on the viewer such as video, digital, projection, installation, interactive, street art, sound and performance art?
" Here is a gallery in a prestigious art museum, with paintings and sculptures and…why a snow-shovel? His easel-works stand in a lower degree of estimation; for though he continually, to the day of his death, embellished his works more and more with the addition of these lower ornaments, which entirely make the merit of some, yet he never arrived A discourse on art such perfection as to make him an object of imitation.
Genius is supposed to be a power of producing excellences which are out of the reach of the rules of art—a power which no precepts can teach, and which no industry can acquire.
But his correct and just imitation of his object has its merit. But when it was found A discourse on art every man could be taught to do this, and a great deal more, merely by the observance of certain precepts, the name of genius then shifted its application, and was given only to those who added the peculiar character of the object they represented; to those who had invention, expression, grace, or dignity; or, in short, such qualities or excellences the producing of which could not then be taught by any known and promulgated rules.
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Thus the highest beauty of form must be taken from nature; but it is an art of long deduction and great experience to know how to find it.
If a critical interpretation makes sense we can appreciate it even without seeing the artwork.