International Studio Volume 61, Nos. 241-244

International Studio Volume 61, Nos. 241-244

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the sitter of a special aspect of life in obedience to mood; as his personality affects the painter--though the instinctive rejection of everything irrelevant that sitter, if we know him, may have come to it. One thing accepted and another let go into our own world in an altogether different from a choice made from "within "--made, light. Then we have truth to nature, of a that is, by Life itself. For the cast of an profounder order altogether than a mere reflec artist's mind is thrown out of the mould of tion of surface. Then we see life as it is mirrored nature like the form of his body. Selections made by temperament are natural, they are Nature's own; as they make themselves felt in art they move us with the power of something elemental. They speak for Nature in a way in which the more conscious choice of the intellect, with its assertion of its independence, does not. To the extent to which in a work of art we are compelled to bow to this force of fundamental personal expression are we in the presence of that which will defy the revisions of the judgment of fashion, and of that which will endure while the surface on which it is shown remains intact. The art of Van Dyck has been praised by a philosopher because it placed the painter's own interpretation of life on Life, and was not merely negative in the perfection of its representation. True to his own vision of life that painter expressed the most graceful aspect of the Court. And he is to be distinguished from a flatterer, as one who takes a high view of a man is to be distinguished from a flatterer. The Hon. Cecil Baring By Ambrose Moevoy in the depths of a consciousness, in a world at the back of the painter's mind, more sensitive than the mercury background of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739787
  • 9781236739780