Art; A Ruskin Anthology

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byJohn Ruskin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A ruskin anthology. part I.--art. Section I.--Cardinal Tenets. Great art is the Art of Dreaming.---Modern Painters, iv., p. 384. All great art is delicate.--Elements of Drawing, p. 8. Ths art, or general productive and formative energy, of any country, is an exact exponent of its ethical life. You can have noble art only from noble persons.--Lectures on Art, p. 22. I have had but one steady aim in all that I have ever tried to teach, namely--to declare that whatever was great in human art was the expression of man's delight in God's work.--The Two Paths, p. 34. Thoroughly perfect art is that which proceeds from the heart, which involves all the noble emotions;--as sociates with these the head, yet as inferior to the heart; and the hand, yet as inferior to the heart and head; and thus brings out the whole man.--The Two Paths, p. 38. Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood unless we read the two others; but of the three, the only quite trustworthy one is the last. The acts of a nation may be triumphant by its good fortune; and its words mighty by the genius of a few of its children: but its art, only by the / general gifts and common sympathies of the race.--'iSt. Mark's Best, p. 3. An artist is a person who has submitted to a law which it was painful to obey, that he may bestow a delight which it is gracious to bestow.--Fors, iii., p. 58. Art And Mechanism.--Almost the whole system and hope of modern life are founded on the notion that you may substitute mechanism for skill, photograph for picture, cast-iron for sculpture. That is your main nineteenth century faith, or infidelity. You think yon can get everything by grindin...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A ruskin anthology. part I.--art. Section I.--Cardinal Tenets. Great art is the Art of Dreaming.---Modern Painters, iv., p. 384. All ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217724485

ISBN - 13:9780217724487

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