Thoughts on Art and Autobiographical Memoirs of Giovanni Dupre

Thoughts on Art and Autobiographical Memoirs of Giovanni Dupre

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"[...]But its very carelessness has a charm. Dupre was not a scholar nor a literary man. He was not bound by the rigid forms of what is called in Italy "lo stile," which but too often is the enemy of natural utterance. Undoubtedly this book needs compression; but no exactness of style and form could compensate for the absence of that unstudied natural ease and familiarity which are among its greatest charms. The writer, fortunately for the reader, is as unconscious of elaborated style as Monsieur Jourdain was that he was talking prose. The character of Dupre's writing has been admirably caught and reproduced by Madame Peruzzi, in the translation to which these few words may serve as preface. As an artist, Dupre was not endowed with a great creative or imaginative power. His spirit never broke out of the Roman Church in which he was brought[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 476g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507530463
  • 9781507530467