Principles Of Imitative Art; Four Lectures Delivered Before The Oxford Art Society During Lent Term…

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byGeorge Butler

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ... name of Praxiteles is most celebrated for his representations of Aphrodite-. The statue known by the name of the' Cnidian Venus/ which displayed the unveiled form of the goddess, was celebrated as the most perfect pattern of female loveliness. It is believed that the 'Venus de Medici' is an imitation of the famous statue of Praxiteles. but there is no proof of this, and the style evidently belongs to a later period. The ' Coan Venus/ which was preferred to the Cnidian, on account of its greater severity, and of its being draped, was executed at the same time; both were of Parian marble. We may class with the works of Praxiteles, either as originals or copied immediately from him, the 'Apollo Sauroktonos/ now in the Vatican; the 'Apollo of Florence/ commonly known as the 'Apollino;' and the beautiful statue of Cupid bending his bow, in the British Museum, probably a copy of that which occasioned the story of Phryne's successful stratagem against the sculptor. Generally speaking, the advancement made in the art under Praxiteles and his school was, the carrying to perfection of the graceful and flowing style. He chose subjects corresponding to the soft and elegant style of art which he practised; they were for the most part female figures or youths, and he is believed to have been the first sculptor who ventured to make a statue of Venus entirely naked. Hence the surprise which Venus is made to express in the epigram in the Anthologia: "Paris saw me naked, and Anchises, and Adonis. I know of these three only. Where did Praxiteles see me V It will be naturally asked, To which period of sculpture do these works belong, the second or the third? This is a difficult question to determine. For, in the new Attic and its contemporary schools, there was still so ...

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ... name of Praxiteles is most celebrated for his representations of Aphrodite-. The statue known by the name of the' Cnidian Venus...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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