Bernardino Luini

Bernardino Luini

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"[...]stimulate inquiry, enlarge his circle, and give him the place that belongs to him of right. There are painters in plenty whose work is admired and praised, whose claims we acknowledge instantly while admitting to ourselves that we should not care to live with their pictures hanging on round us. The qualities of cleverness and brilliance pall after a little time, the mere conquest of technical difficulties of the kind that have been self-inflicted rouses admiration for a while and then leaves us cold. But the man who is the happy possessor of a fresco or a panel picture by Luini is to be envied. Even he who lives in the neighbourhood of some gallery or church and only sees the rare master's works where, "blackening in the daily candle smoke, they moulder on the damp wall's travertine," will never tire of Luini's company. He will always find inspiration, encouragement, or consolation in the reflection of the serene and beautiful outlook upon life that[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150754510X
  • 9781507545102

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