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Art Of The Middle Age
THE touchstone of art is intellectuality. If we consider the evolution of man from the savage beast, we shall see that the art which he produces possesses permanent artistic value in measure as, in the progress from brutality, man achieves intellectuality and reflects this in his handicraft. Animals have no art.
Gothic Art, The War And After
THE cathedral of Reims is in ruins. We all know it. We have grown accustomed — almost callous — to the fact. The cathedral of Reims, unequalled for its façade and for its wealth of sculpture, is destroyed.
Gothic Way
The modern architect sees the Gothic cathedral. He wonders a moment, shrugs his shoulders in bewilderment, and he passes on.
French Gothic And The Italian Renaissance
DURING the Middle Ages the dominant influence in western art was the Gothic of France. This fact is so familiar that the statement borders upon banality. The generalization holds even in some apparent exceptions.
Art Of Giotto
It is impossible not to feel that a taste for Giotto, if sincere, represents an immeasurable intellectual and artistic advance over the taste for Barbison and Fragonard, which it supplants.
Paper Architecture
The modern technique of architecture differs fundamentally from that in vogue during the Middle Ages and in antiquity. In the Italian Renaissance there began a gradual evolution, or perhaps it would be better to say revolution, which has entirely altered the mechanical aspect of the art.
Art And The General
Nevertheless, I dare to prophesy that when the art of the end of the nineteenth century comes to be studied as an historical epoch of the past, it will appear that its character is at present undergoing a gradual, but none the less radical, transformation, of which we, because of too great familiarity, are hardly conscious.
The Doctor
DOCTOR WILFRED T. GRENFELL is the young Englishman who, for the love of God, practices medicine on the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador. Other men have been moved to heroic deeds by the same high motive, but the professional round, I fancy, is quite out of the common.
A Round Of Bleak Coasts
THE coast of Labrador, which, in number of miles, forms the larger half of the doctor's round, is forbidding, indeed—naked, rugged, desolate, lying sombre in a mist.
Ships In Peril
IT is to be remarked that a wreck on the Labrador coast excites no wide surprise. Never a season passes but some craft are cast away.
Desperate Need
IT was to these rough waters that Dr. Grenfell came when the need of the folk reached his ears and touched his heart. Before that, in the remoter parts of Newfoundland and on the coast of Labrador there were no doctors.
A Helping Hand
WHILE the poor liveyeres and Newfoundland fishermen thus depended upon the mail-boat doctor and their own strange inventions for relief, Wilfred Grenfell, this well-born, Oxford-bred young Englishman, was walking the London hospitals.
Faith And Duty
WHEN Dr. Grenfell first appeared on the coast, I am told, the folk thought him a madman of some benign description. He knew nothing of the reefs, the tides, the currents, cared nothing, apparently, for the winds; he sailed with the confidence and reckless courage of a Labrador skipper.
The Liveyere
These things are, indeed, eloquent—of ignorance, of poverty ; but no less eloquent of sorrow and of love. The Labrador "liveyere" is kin with the whole wide world.
With The Fleet
IN the early spring—when the sunlight is yellow and the warm winds blow and the melting snow drips over the cliffs and runs in little rivulets from the barren hills—in the thousand harbours of Newfoundland the great fleet is made ready for the long adventure upon the Labrador coast.
On The French Shore
DOCTOR GRENFELL appears to have a peculiar affection for the outporters of what is locally known as the French Shore — that stretch of coast lying between Cape John and the northernmost point of Newfoundland.
Some Outport Folk
IT had been a race against the peril of fog and the discomfort of a wet night all the way from Hooping Harbour.
Winter Practice
IT is, then, to the outporter, to the men of the fleet and to the Labrador liveyere that Doctor Grenfell devotes himself. The hospital at Indian Harbour is the centre of the Labrador activity.
The Champion
THE Deep-sea Mission is not concerned chiefly with the souls of the folk, nor yet exclusively with their bodies : it endeavours to provide them with religious instruction, to heal their ailments ; but it is quite as much interested, apparently, in improving their material condition.
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