Sir Francis Chantrey, recollections by George JonesSir Francis Chantrey, recollections by George Jones

Sir Francis Chantrey, recollections

byGeorge Jones

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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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. 1849. Excerpt: ... "INCENDIO DEL BORGO." 51 the mathematical demonstration might be improved. The "Incendio del Borgo" has in it but little of Raphael's work; though the design may be entirely his, yet the figures dropping from the walls have been so re-painted that they have no character of originality, and but little beauty. The female figure in the centre of the picture has no claim to the grace that always flowed from the pencil of the great Italian. Chantrey believed that all which has been done may be exceeded when genius and ability are equal to the task; for, as Raphael has surpassed the lay-figure art of most of his predecessors, so no reason exists why Raphael should not be surpassed. The sculptor acknowledged the approach to perfection in the Cartoons now in England, and often commented on their excellences. "The Miraculous Draught of Fishes" he 52 "the Beautiful Gate." admired for the extreme simplicity and natural action of the figures, combined with the graceful composition of the group. Raphael did not think, like many painters, that to be natural and true is enough; he sought and obtained that which nature often does and constantly can do, which is to produce truth, ease, action, and beauty, in complete union. When any one made the oft-repeated observation on the smallness of the boats for such a weight, he always quoted Fuseli, "Why, that adds to the miracle." "The Beautiful Gate of the Temple" is a very extraordinary work, from its novelty and the difficulty of treating the subject in so natural yet so interesting a manner; the success has been nearly complete, and might have been quite so, but for the back of the naked boy in the foreground; he suffers in contrast with the beautiful child carrying the doves. "The Sacrifice" is most intelligently con "PAUL...
Title:Sir Francis Chantrey, recollectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217990673

ISBN - 13:9780217990677