The Works of Eminent Masters, in Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Decorative Arts Volume 1

The Works of Eminent Masters, in Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Decorative Arts Volume 1

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... his brother. A strict economy in his manner of living was rendered absolutely neceBsary by the scantiness of his purse; for all he had to subsist upon was a slight donation occasionally transmitted to him from his Joachim Sandrart: "Acaiicmia XobilMmib Artis Pictoris, ' in fol. Nuremberg, ICta. friends at Frisbourg. But cheered by life and enthusiasm, and by the courage which is a characteristic of genius, he struggled with the difficulties of his position; and if he could gaze on the Colosseum; if he could sit in the rich galleries of the Vatican; if he could look on the works of pure glory, the goddesses and heroes immortalised in marble by the ancient artists; if he could go forth from Rome and survey the soft and glowing landscapes, with all their tender tints and graceful forms, which are spread out in the neighbourhood of the noble city, it mattered little to him that he lived in a narrow' town and had no luxuries to place on his table. At the end of three years, this kind of existence, pleasant if not Sybarite, was brought to a close. "War broke out between the treacherous house of Austria and the protestant powers; that war which during thirty yearB afflicted Italy and buried half the civilised world in blood and slaughter. Intercourse was now exceedingly rare and difficult between the communities on the different sides of the Alps. Rome especially felt the unholy commotion, and Claude Lorraine, then only eighteen years old, quitted his favourite city and travelled to; Naples. It was perhaps not unfortunate for him that he was compelled to make this change. Around the shores of that beautiful bay, on which Torquati Tasso loved to gaze and which ho so often remembered, and whose beauty he realised so truthfully in his songs, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 957g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597028
  • 9781236597021