The Story of Three Great Artists; Raphael, Michael Angelo, Leonardo Da Vinci

The Story of Three Great Artists; Raphael, Michael Angelo, Leonardo Da Vinci

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...bands which held dryads and wood nymphs in captivity. These, however, could last but a short time. So, because he wished his work to endure for ages, he turned to the everlasting rocks. JSQTCSST THE SCULPTOR Chisel in hand stood the sculptor-boy, With his marble block before him; And his face lit up with a smile of joy As an angel dream passed-o'er him. He carved the dream on that shapeless stone WVith many a sharp incision; _ With Heaven's own light the sculpture shone: He had caught the angel vision. Sculptors of life are we as we stand With our souls uncarved before us, Waiting the hour when at God's command Our life dream shall pass o' er us. If we carve it then on the yielding stone With many a sharp. incision, Its heavenly beauty shall be our own, Our lives that angel vision. GEORGE W. DOANE THE SNOW STATUE When Michael was eighteen years old a change came into his life. His generous friend, Lorenzo de' Medici, was taken ill and died. Michael felt his loss so deeply that it was some time before he could think of his work. He left the palace and went to his home, where he fitted up a room for a studio. He purchased a block of marble seven feet high, and carved a figure of Hercules, which stood for many years in one of the palaces in Florence. ' Lorenzo's son, Piero, took his fatl1er's place. He was a young man of weak-character, and no favorite withthe people of Florence. Piero admired the genius of Michael Angelo and still looked upon him as a member of the household. He consulted with him when art treasures were to be chosen, and finally took him THE SNOW sTATUE 103 back to the palace, giving him the room which Lorenzo had set aside for him, and a seat at the table. He was proud more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236975561
  • 9781236975560