The Works of W.E. Henley Volume 6

The Works of W.E. Henley Volume 6

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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: ...detail somewhat exaggerated. But he is always a craftsman, and in his best work he is a genuine colourist and something of a poet. 1888. XXIII Latour. E began, with Chamfleury, as a 'realist'; but he is better de-scribed as ' an Old Master belated, ' and from the first the description fitted. It is only in sentiment and choice of subject that he is a modern. The developments of Constable and his successors can scarce be said to exist for him. In his treatment of the figure he is inspired by the example of Holbein and J ehan Foucquet; in his land-scapes he is a pupil of Nicolas Poussin; he touches hands with Van Dyck and Rem-brandt in his etchings, and with Vittore Pisano in his medals. His colour, again---severe, solemn, chastened--is modern in no Legros, 1837.-Legros. sense of the word; and the contrast between himself and his contemporaries is made more trenchant by the austerity of his ideals, his disdain of trick, the sustained dignity, the lofty sobriety, the austere distinction of his art. It has been said of him, and with truth, that he lacks charm, and seeks and finds too exclusively the beauty of ugliness. But it is also true that he is a consummate artist, whose influence for good can hardly fail to be enduring, heartening, and profound. 1888. 1884-bigny; but the prime favourite of all was Edouard Manet (1833-1886). Manet had developed the theory of what is called impressionnisme, and was struggling to paint things as he saw them, without chiaroscuro and with an exact regard for the action upon his subjects of the 'diffused light' in which they were enveloped, and by which their shapes were modified and revealed. Under this same 'diffused light' it was that the younger man...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952057
  • 9781236952059