Aedes Pembrochianae; A New Account and Description of the Statues, Bustos, Relievos, Paintings…

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1798. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Gymnasia, and places of public exercise, were the great schools of the artists. From the naked forms, which they observed in these, they chiefly derived their excellence and skill. There was also a circumstance, introduced by Asiatic luxury, which considerably contributed to their improvement. The practice of castrating boys prolonged their youthfulnefs and beauty, and made them exhibit an equivocal mixture of the sexes. Female delicacy was seen united with masculine juvinility; and models were given for an Apollo, *a Bacchus, or a Mercury. With regard to Goddesses, it was not from one beautiful female, but from many, that their representations-were taken. It was in this manner that the artist formed what is termed divine, or ideal beauty. But notwithstanding that Phidias, Polycletes, Scopas, Alcamenes, and Myron, acquired a deserved a reputation in the best style of sculpture, yet Pliny found something disagreeable in their outlines ; and Lucian, when he describes a complete beauty.ascribes to her all thegraces and perfections, which the different artists had most beautifully expressed in their choicest figures. The graceful style, or what is termed beautiful nature, continued to be exhibited till the age of Alexander the Great. Having reached the utmost point of excellence of which it is capable, sculpture necessarily dege ne rated nerated and declined. The Gods and heroes, and the other subjects of representation, having been displayed to view under every suitable form, and in every proper attitude, the love of novelty introduced an extravagant and unnatural taste.--? Deviation? were made from perfection and nature, and a vicious refinement opened the way to decline and barbarism. The distractions which befel Greece from the rife of the Mac...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1798. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Gymnasia, and places of public exercise, were the great schools of the artists. From the naked forms, which they observe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217772943

ISBN - 13:9780217772945

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