The Art Of Looking At Pictures; An Introduction To The Old Masters by Carl Hammond Philander Thurston

The Art Of Looking At Pictures; An Introduction To The Old Masters

byCarl Hammond Philander Thurston

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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. 1918. Excerpt: ... Guido was born at Calvenzano, near Bologna. His father, a music-teacher, wished to bring him up as a professional musician, but the boy himself was so determined to become a painter that he was apprenticed at nine to a Flemish artist named Calvart. He had for fellowpupils Albani and Domenichino. Before he was twenty he grew dissatisfied, left Calvart, and entered the Academy of the Caracci. At the suggestion of Annibale.'he adopted a style exactly opposite to that which had won so much fame for Caravaggio (substituting delicate for savage colours, and brilliant light for dark shadows), in the hope of rivalling the latter's popularity. At twentyseven, having quarrelled with the Caracci, he left for Rome, with Albani, and remained there for twenty years,--except for one sulky retreat to Bologna as a sign of displeasure at not being paid promptly by his patron, the pope. The latter, Paul V., flew into a frenzy of rage and ordered him to return at once. Guido refused to be ordered about and stayed in Bologna, but returned voluntarily as soon as the pope grew calmer. He was met outside the gates by a long line of the carriages of the princes and cardinals of Rome, who vied with each other for the honour of bringing him into the city. In 1621 he was called to Naples to paint the chapel of San Gennaro; but the cabal of local artists headed by Ribera treated him as barbarously as they did all other outsiders,--killed one of his servants, beat another, set armed ruffians to following him in the streets, and threatened him with poison. He made a hasty departure, and after a short stay in Rome returned to Bologna for the remainder of his life. He opened an academy and soon had over two hundred pupils; he quintupled his prices for the work of his own hands, and began...

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Title:The Art Of Looking At Pictures; An Introduction To The Old MastersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217288715

ISBN - 13:9780217288712

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