The Science of Aesthetics, Or, The Nature, Kinds, Laws, and Uses of Beauty

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byHenry Noble Day

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... § 313. In Rome, poetic art made no Roman. progress upon the Grecian models. In the Lyric, the odes of Horace; in the higher Epic, the JEneid of Virgil, and in the lower narrative the pleasing metamorphoses of Ovid, poetic renderings of mythological legends; and in the Dramatic, the comedies of Plautus and Terence, are all conceived in Grecian spirit and cast in Grecian molds. In its transition from Greece to Italy all art passed from a simple, natural objectiveness, to a labored, artificial, subjective character, marking decline and corruption. § 314. In modern times poetry has Modem poetry-flourished in sympathy with all art, and has marked itself with generally similar characteristics. The advance has been in loftiness and breadth of ideal, as compared with classic art; in diversity and exuberance of imagery, in both these respects resembling more the Hebrew poetry in its religious exaltation of idea and its love of natural imagery; and in the great expansion and development of all the oral elements of expression--rhythm, melody, and harmony. Italy led in the awakening of modern Italian. art. In the thirteenth century Dante produced the masterpiece of Italian epic, the Divina Commedia, written in iambic pentameter catalectic with alternate rhymes, and in the next century, Petrarch, the father of Italian lyric, his numerous sonnets, songs and odes; in the sixteenth century appeared Ariosto, the composer of a romantic epic, the Orlando Furioso, and Tasso, the writer of a serious epic, the Gierusalemme Liberata, both in eight-versed stanzas of iambic pentameter catalectic, rhymed. Not till the eighteenth century did dramatic poetry attain great distinction. Then appeared the tragedians, Maffei, Alfieri, and others of inferior name; and the comedi...

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... § 313. In Rome, poetic art made no Roman. progress upon the Grecian models. In the Lyric, the odes of Horace; in the higher Ep...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217370152

ISBN - 13:9780217370158

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