The Architectural Review Volume 1

The Architectural Review Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...on the pale horse, the black, the white, and the red. And in subject pictures as such, the solemnity of his themes has never led him into that morbid sentimentality with which contemporary art so often invests the signs of earthly change and death. Watts loves both life and death as Walt Whitman loves them; finding the first rich in power and opportunity, and the latter full of dignity and peace. In his preface to the catalogue, the artist briefly explains the more obscure designs, and meets the objection always brought by the lovers of "Art for arts' sake "--that his pictures are too didactic or "sermonizing" in tendency. To these critics the portraits will appeal as the best portion of the painter's work; and, indeed, a glance at the immortal " Tennyson " of 1890, the "Joachim," the "William Morris," or the " Walter Crane," may satisfy us that in this realm alone Mr. Watts has contributed superbly to the fame of English portraiture. He is a realist only so far as the actual may serve to reveal and interpret the unseen; an impressionist only when the impression yields the key to the permanent inward character behind it. And perhaps the best testimony to all great art is its elusiveness of the labels and definitions of a method or an age. ESTHKR WOOD. THE DEVIL OF NOTRE DAME. 'I "HE Supplement we give of Mr. Pennell's Devil of N6tre Dame is from an etching published by R. Dunthorne.--Ed. The annual exhibition of students' work at the Royal Academy no longer disappoints, as one no longer expects to see anything of unusual interest; and this seems to be due, not so much to any lack of zeal or ability on the part of the students--on the contrary, some of the drawings suggest a patience...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561104
  • 9781236561107