Art Criticism And Romance (volume 1)

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byHenry Merritt

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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.1879 Excerpt: ... ditches, with here and there a straggling green willow. A few cows graze in peace within the watery enclosure, beneath a canopy of bright soft clouds. M. Kugtenbroumen has two good specimens of landscape-painting--one rich in the mellow tints of autumn, the trunks of ancient trees covered with silver moss, the glade carpeted with dried fern or strewn with bright crisp leaves. The old love of Dutch painters for pictures of dead game, flowers, vegetables, and fruit still survives; and there are in the present collection a number of good pieces of still life, but none equal to the works of Weenix and Van Huysum. There are also a number of candlelight pictures, of which the old school furnished so many instances. Altogether the Dutch gallery may be considered as tolerably interesting. The subjects of the compositions are varied, although chiefly of a domestic order, such as one might expect from a people so circumscribed in their homes, and consequently so domesticated as the people of North Holland necessarily are. In what has been already said on the pictures in the International Exhibition it has been our desire not to overlook the best examples in the several schools represented. The extraordinary number and variety of pictures of which the united collection is composed must, however, necessarily prevent the complete fulfilment of our wish to do full justice to all. We have so far proceeded with our contemplated task that it only remains for us to notice a few paintings of interest in the schools of Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Russia. We could hope that the painters of Italy are very imperfectly represented in the gallery at the International Exhibition, for we are of opinion that Italy's best friends would be puzzled to light upon more than fiv...

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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.1879 Excerpt: ... ditches, with here and there a straggling green willow. A few cows graze in peace within the watery enclosure, beneath a canopy ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217176046

ISBN - 13:9780217176040

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