The Crayon Volume 3

The Crayon 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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...standing by the human body--standing as signal to the heavenly land: f with this heed and this charity, there are none of us that may not bring down that lamp upon his path of which Spenser sang: --That beauty is not, as fond men misdeem An outward show of things, that only Mem; But that fair lamp, from whose celestial ray That light proceeds, which klndleth lover's Ira, Shall never be extinguished nor decay. But when the vital spirits do expire, Unto her native planet shall retire, For it Is heavenly born and cannot die, Being a parcel of the purest sky." The comparative worthiness of the arts would seem to be of easy determination by this standard, and thus we are led to dwell briefly on Color as an element in Art. One distinction is clear in its use--it belongs especially to the province of Beauty, for we pass in almost all sublime subjects into a comparative monochrome, the severity and coldness of Intellect, in which is the source of sublimity, departing widely from fullness and splendor of color, and yet demanding a certain limited scale of harmonies most imperatively; but it seems to u-, because the sublime absolute, nnmingled with some measure of the beautiful, wonld be unendurable to mortal mind. Color seems to us, to be the expression of the emotion of Nature, a chief cause of it in our mental action under her influences; and as emotion accompanies and corresponds to all sensation, so color lies upon, and corresponds to, all objects which produce sensation, and is not the chief artistic quality, perhaps, but one indispensable both as an indication and accompaniment of artistic supremacy, so that though no pioture is great or greatly good through color alone, none can be so without it. It seems to us to correspond exactly to...show more

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  • Paperback | 616 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,084g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588053
  • 9781236588050