Memoirs Of The Early Italian Painters, And Of The Progress Of Painting In Italy

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byAnna Brownell Jameson

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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. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... they are least appropriate they are the principal objects. His scenery and grouping have a rural character; and his personages, even sacred and heroic, look like peasants. They are not vulgar, but rustic. The same kind of spirit informed the Bassani that afterwards informed the Dutch school --the imitation of familiar objects without elevation and without selection; but the nature of Italy was as different from that of Holland as Bassano is different from Jan Steen. Like all the Venetians, the Bassani were good portrait painters. We have a fine portrait by Jacopo Bassano in our National Gallery, and at Hampton Court several very fine and characteristic pictures, which will give an excellent idea of his general manner; the best are Jacob's Journey and the Deluge. Mr. Rogers possesses the two best pictures of this artist now in England; they are small, but most beautiful, vivid as gems in point of colour, with more dignity and feeling than is usual: the subjects are, the Good Samaritan, and Lazarus at the door of the Rich Man. Nothing could tempt Bassano from the little native town where he flourished, grew rich, and brought up a numerous family: he died in 1592. All these men had original genius and that individuality of character which lends a vital interest to all productions of art, whether the style be elevated and ideal or confined to the imitation of common nature: but to them succeeded a race of mannerists and imitators, so that about the close of the sixteenth century all originality seemed extinguished at Venice, as well as everywhere else: and here we close the history of the earlier painters of Italy. THE END. LONDON. WILLIAM OIOWE8 AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET Albsharlc Strert, Loxdon. November, 1856. ME. MUEEAY'S GENERAL LIST OF WORKS. ABBOTT'S (rev. J....

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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. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... they are least appropriate they are the principal objects. His scenery and grouping have a rural character; and his personages, even ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217019994

ISBN - 13:9780217019996

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