Royal Academy Antics; With More Than Sixty Illustrations

Royal Academy Antics; With More Than Sixty Illustrations

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... Academy elect Associates, and then leave them practically branded failures. The terrible slight may be in some cases the artist's own fault--too much " Rattle away;" but generally it is the Academic failure of judgment, and the result of the whole system. If A. for Associate really means Approval, and the A. has not staying power, then after a certain time he should retire. But, bless me, why should I trouble myself offering suggestions to the present Royal Academy? This will all be right when the R.A. is a thing of the past, and we have a National Academy, managed by the State, for the people and for Art in general. Mr. Clint was the only artist in the past who ever voluntarily withdrew from the ranks of the Royal Academy. He pursued a manly course. "He was elected an Associate in 1821, and after fourteen years of waiting for election into the highest ranks of the Academy, he in 1835 resigned his diploma. He would no longer, he said, suffer himself to remain in a position which enabled his brethren to depreciate his talents. He had seen twenty vacancies occur, and had seen them filled up in some few instances by his seniors, but in most cases by his juniors in point of election and, we will add, talent. Between 1821 and 1835 the Academy had been able to elect into its ranks two-andtwenty Associates, viz., Clint, Wyattville, Jones, Pickersgill, Wilkins, Etty, Danby, Allen, Briggs, E. Landseer, Deering, Chalon, Eastlake, Newton, Cockerill, Witherington.Wyon, Stanfield, Geddes, Gibson, Unwins, and Lee. Of these twenty-two all have been or are, with three exceptions, Royal Academicians. The exceptions are Mr. Geddes, who died an Associate; Mr. Danby, who is still (1854) an Associate; and Mr. Clint, who withdrew in 1835. It was Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623061
  • 9781236623065