Art and Progress Volume 4

Art and Progress Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...And what 2i procession all this was--Qucens and grande dames, dignified and stately, patrician and gracious in their demeanor, proud representatives of the old::0blesse; now there were paraded before us ripe beauties, as fair and engaging as they were frail. Contemplating this vision of charm and wit and loveliness one exclaimed: "Surely in no other epoch has fair woman had at her command such a group of artists to perpetuate her beauty and graces!" Such an observation contained, indeed, much truth, although none of the eighteenth century artists, considered simply as painters, can, of course, be delegated to the first rank, in company with Velasquez, with Titian. Several of the nineteenth century men, Vhistler and Sargent among them--and on occasion Lavery and Shannon--have equalled the performances of the men of the eighteenth century; Sargent's "Mrs. Manson," as well as other of his rather earlier works, need not fear comparison; Vhistler's "The Little Blue Bonnet" would not suffer by being placed next a Romney, to which I have compared it. The latter artist's "Rosa Corder," although not as fine in quality as his "Miss Alexander," the "Carlyle" or the "Mother," at the same time would not suffer if placed in proximity to a Velasquez. Certainly, none of the other pictures shown in this exhibition could stand this test, a supreme one, but then how few other pictures of modern times could! THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE'S ANNUAL EXHIBITION BY ANNA SEATON-SCHMIDT ITTSBURGH is again the fortu nate possessor of an unrivaled annual international exhibition. The 352 paintings shown are of such high merit as to resemble a choice loan collection, rather than a yearly salon. By...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123699132X
  • 9781236991324