On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)

On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)

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Chairman. Has your attention been turned to the desirableness of uniting sculpture with painting under the same roof?-Yes. What is your opinion on the subject?-I think it almost essential that they should be united, if a National Gallery is to be of service in teaching the course of art. Sculpture of all kinds, or only ancient sculpture?-Of all kinds. Do you think that the sculpture in the British Museum should be in the same building with the pictures in the National Gallery, that is to say, making an application of your principle to that particular case?-Yes, certainly; I think so for several reasons-chiefly because I think the taste of the nation can only be rightly directed by having always sculpture and painting visible together. Many of the highest and best points of painting, I think, can only be discerned after some discipline of the eye by sculpture. That is one very essential reason. I think that after looking at sculpture one feels the grace of composition infinitely more, and one also feels how that grace of composition was reached by the painter.
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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 7.87mm | 412.77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151479201X
  • 9781514792018