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"[...]thus sublimated, he looked down upon the Viennese Academicians as common and unclean; a rupture naturally ensued, and he and his companions being in the minority, were with a strong hand, and with little ceremony, expelled from the classes. The blow for the moment seemed overwhelming, yet it brought salvation. Had Overbeck remained chained to the Academy, art through him would not have seen a new birth. His course became clear: he quitted Vienna for Rome, the city of his desire. In the fourth and last year of the painter's apprenticeship in the Austrian capital, was begun a really arduous composition, [...]."
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.57mm | 167.83g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507709102
  • 9781507709108