Studies new and old of ethical and social subjects

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byFrances Power Cobbe

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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. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The' sacred service of the Beautiful has three orders in its priesthood. There are artists of the first and highest rank--poets, architects, sculptors, painters, composers of music. There are artists of the secondary order, dramatic performers, translators, copyists of architecture, of sculpture, and of painting; engravers, performers of music. There are artists, lastly,'of the third rank, who are merely dilettanti. Primary Art is creative, and is directly derived from God's revelation of the Beautiful through His works. It is original in the only sense applicable to human things, and deserves the name of creative, because its achievements, though only copies and combinations of the works of God, are yet fresh creations as Art. We call the works of God, however beautiful and truly artistic, Nature. We call man's copy of them at first hand, Art. The man has created Art out of what before was Nature. The epithet Creator, Maker (woitjttjs), is ancient as Art itself, having from the first commended itself to the deep intuitions of the Greeks; and we may still retain it, while confessing that its meaning in the primary sense, as applied to the Great First Cause, recedes further and further from the reach of our philosophy. The value of creative Art is determined by two conditions: 1st, by the extent and fulness with which the artist has received the Divine revelation of Beauty in Nature; 2nd, by the faithfulness with which he has recorded that which he has received. He who has been permitted to pierce to the inner secrets of Nature, and embrace with eagle glance the wide horizon of her glory, and who having thus enjoyed the Seer's privilege, can paint his vision for the sight of other men,--that man is the supreme creative artist, the high-priest of Art. But he who o...

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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. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The' sacred service of the Beautiful has three orders in its priesthood. There are artists of the first and highest rank--poets, arch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217563376

ISBN - 13:9780217563376

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