Seven Angels Of The Renascence; The Story Of Art From Cimabue To Claude

Paperback | February 8, 2012

bySir Wyke Bayliss

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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.1905 Excerpt: ... TITIAN CANNOT tell how many are the sons of Italy--but as an artist I know that she is the mother of many beautiful daughters. Are not there first the twin sisters--Siena and Florence?--to say nothing of Naples and Bologna, and Milan, and Rome, each in itself an alma mater of a school of Art? And last--the youngest of them all, and loveliest--Venice, with garments woven of sea and sky, cinctured with hills blue as the lapis-lazuli of her shrines--where the sun rises and sets, crowning her twice daily with rubies and gold, and the stars every night i string a necklace of pearls as the gondolas rock idly on the silent highway that winds amidst her sleeping palaces. But it is not for the sake of the jewels--the sun, and moon, and stars--which are her adornment, that I turn to the Queen of the Adriatic now; nor is it even for the sake of the memory of happy days when I watched every changing light that fell on her golden architecture, as a lover watches the varying expression of his mistress' face. It is for the sake of Titian. It is because Venice is the Venice of Titian--the third of the Five Great Painters of the Renascence. His name stands third, not as being of third rank--for the five were equal--but as the third to be inscribed on the rollcall by the hand of Time. Venice, however, is to each of her visitors a different city. There are Shylocks, to whom she is only the Rialto; there are Bassanios, to whom she is a place of perpetual festival; there are Antonios, to whom she is an altar of sacrifice; there are Jessicas, who run from her for love; and Portias, who visit her by stealth. There are poets--see now, how even men of the same craft will differ from each other in their account of her! Dante, casting about for a simile for the blackness of his Maleb...

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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.1905 Excerpt: ... TITIAN CANNOT tell how many are the sons of Italy--but as an artist I know that she is the mother of many beautiful daughters. A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217252931

ISBN - 13:9780217252935

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