A Short History of Art

A Short History of Art

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...on one foot on a bronze Zephyr. Lorenzo Bernini, the architect (1598-1680), was an eminent sculptor of his day. He was very fond of dramatic effects, which, however beautiful, ' lack the repose which ought to characterize monuments in marble. In Fig. 175 we have a group by him of Apollo and Daphne. The latter is on the point of turning into a laurel-bush. Alessandro Algardi (1598 t M 1654) was the most important-of Bernini's numerous follow FiG. 175. Apollo and Daphne. Bernini. ers. Among the French sculptors of the period we may mention Pierre Puget (1622-1694), sometimes called the Rubens of sculpture; Francois Girardon (16301715), noted for the exaggerated grace of his female figures; Jean Baptiste Pigalle (1714-1785), and Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828). Franz Duquesnoy (1594-1644), a rival of Bernini, was a native of the Netherlands. Andreas Schliiter (1662-1714) executed a very fine statue of the Great Elector, for the long bridge at Berlin. Schliiter was an eminent architect as well as a painter. Germany produced very little sculpture of uice during this period. France. The Netherlands. George Raphael Donner was a Viennese sculptor of some note. He lived in the early part of the eighteenth Austria, century. Fig. 176. Equestrian Statue of the Great Elector. By A. Schliiter. ' RENAISSANCE PAINTING. "Painting," says Symonds, "had to omit the very pith and kernel of Christianity as conceived by devout, uncompromising purists. Nor did it do what the Church would have desired. Instead of riveting the fetters of ecclesiastical authority, instead of enforcing mysticism and asceticism, it really restored to humanity the sense of its own dignity and beauty, and helped to prove the untenability of the mediaeval standpoint; for art is...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502868
  • 9781236502865