Christian Art; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Devoted to Current Church Building, American and Foreign, and the Allied Ecclesiological Arts, with Expert Discussions of All Topics Relating to Christian Archaeology Volume . 3

Christian Art; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Devoted to Current Church Building, American and Foreign, and the Allied Ecclesiological Arts, with Expert Discussions of All Topics Relating to Christian Archaeology Volume . 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...one church interior is a lasting stigma on the church of his day. As much may be said, too, of Watts, another figure of truly heroic mold and largely frustrated accomplishment. But there have been religious paintings by modern French masters. Yes, Baedeker the omniscient mentions Hippolyte Flandrin, " a pupil of Ingres, and perhaps the only religious painter of modern times whose works reveal a genuinely pious spirit!" The pictures in question are probably those in St. Vincent de Paul and St. Germain des Pres. Indeed, the pupils of Ingres, the sacro-sanct brood who huddle under the shadow of greatness in outworn traditions, have ever and anon varied what Dr. Muther calls " the juste-milieu between Raphael's Galatea and the wax figures of a hairdresser's window," the eternal feminine of insipid and perfunctory academic correctness, with excursions into Christianism. Even M. Bourgereau has deviated from his perfumed picture-card nymphs into at least one well-known melodramatic madonna. C'est a pleurer, fa! Most people who go to the Pantheon in Paris, that huge mausoleum, have one aim, to see Puvis da Chavannes's decorations from the life of Ste. Genevieve. There are other pictures then, however, by courtesy called decorations. Among them is a panel!.(! I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK BY FREDERICK JOHANN OVERBECK by M. Leon Bonnat, a mighty man in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Here is what one of the most astute and catholic of contemporary French critics says of it: "His beheading of St. Denis, at the Pantheon, is, perhaps, an example of the worst the school has produced: total absence of religious feeling, unpleasant abuse of blood, theatrical attitudes, false lights, heavy and dirty shadows, a commonplace angel descending from...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540581
  • 9781236540584