The Quarterly Illustrator Volume . 3

The Quarterly Illustrator 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... Daingerfield, whose dignified and reverent conception of the artist's calling, together with his ardent """devotion in dedicating himself to its highest ends, without regard to worldly advantages, give him a strong claim upon public recognition and gratitude. Mr. Daingerfield's art is essentially a serious art; Truth and Beauty are sacred names to him; his religious pictures are painted out of an intense religious convic tion, his landscapes out of a love of nature as sympathetic as it is strenuous, no merest flower being real to him without the perception of that "Flower upon the other side, ideal, archetypal.. Sincerity, high aspiration, and a keen sensibility to the poetry and moral worth of existence are the dominating features of his work, and with these go a command of color and a power of rendering unusual atmospheric effects which make him a rare interpreter between the world of spirit and the visible world. This ability to grasp the spiritual significance of a scene and give it a worthy imaginative embodiment, is remarkably exemplified in a picture of the slumbering disciples at Gethsemane, on which the paint is scarcely yet dry. The marvelous moonlight which hangs over the plain, so solemn, breathless, and beautiful, oppresses the very soul with an overpowering sense of nature's cruel-kind inevitableness; one can almost hear the words of the returning Christ, "Couldest thou not watch one hour?" Another recent canvas, "The Mystic Brim," which seems almost a clairvoyant's vision, reveals the artist under a somewhat different aspect, and finds its best exponent, perhaps, in the lines which pany it (for he is gifted in than one form of expression)--"I stood upon the mystic brim. Of all...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653378X
  • 9781236533784