Sketches Of The History Of Christian Art Volume 3 by Alexander Crawford Crawford

Sketches Of The History Of Christian Art Volume 3

byAlexander Crawford Crawford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...and nature in the first of these three, representing Joseph " speaking roughly " to his brethren, and Simeon being led away to prison; the countenances are all alike, but the composition is good, and the attitudes and gesticulation are very graphic. In the next, the eighth of the row, Jacob appears, surrounded by his sons; he has an open tray on his knee, from which himself and Judah seem to be scraping up with their fingers the remaining grains of corn; this is intended to represent the famine in Canaan,--the asses stand by, ready loaded for their return to Egypt. In the ninth, (contiguous to the last, but on the wall of entrance,) the discovery of the cup in Benjamin's sack, the steward's accusation of him to Joseph, and Joseph falling on his neck and kissing him, are crowded into a space not above six feet broad, inducing the strangest expedients for the economy of space; Benjamin, for example, is represented kneeling to Joseph, his arms crossed on his breast and looking entreatingly up at him, while Joseph, instead of noticing him, is occupied in embracing a repetition of the same youthful figure on the opposite side; the effect is ludicrous, and yet the story is told with much feeling, and the colouring is soft and pleasing. The proportion of the figures and the architecture to the size of the compartment is almost exactly that of the basreliefs of the ' Area di S. Domenico,' and the frequent repetition of the identical figure in close juxta-position is similar in both. The attempts at foreshortening are very curious. One of these compositions was formerly signed 'Jacobus,' but the inscription has been effaced. The row immediately below these, dedicated to the life of Moses, is of comparatively inferior interest, though the four last...

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Title:Sketches Of The History Of Christian Art Volume 3Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217871720

ISBN - 13:9780217871723

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