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Social Customs: Card Parties
(Topic: Customs, Social Customs, Historical Customs) CARD playing is very much in fashion at the present time. When carried on in moderation and at suitable hours, it furnishes a pleasant form of amusement to which there can be no reasonable objection. When accompanied by gambling, it produces most unfortunate results...
Social Customs: Etiquette Of Sport
(Topic: Customs, Social Customs, Historical Customs) OUT-OF-DOOR sports and games have become very popular in this country, it is perhaps needless to say. We all agree that exercise in the open air is an excellent thing, while we deprecate the extreme spirit of competition which marks some of the contests.
Social Customs: Tennis
(Topic: Customs, Social Customs, Historical Customs) In match games and tennis tournaments, there are referees and usually line-men also, whose duty it is to settle disputed points and to decide how the ball strikes. In ordinary games, there are no such officials. As each player has a better point of view of his own part of the court than his opponent can have, he is entitled to give the verdict for his own court.
Social Customs: Automobiling
(Topic: Customs, Social Customs, Historical Customs) The rage for automobiling has swept over our land, like a wave of temporary insanity. Sober householders have behaved with even greater folly than the historic Margery Daw. She only sold her bed and lay in the straw, retaining some sort of roof over her head, it is to be supposed. But the motor enthusiasts part with houses and lands, in exchange for their favorite toy.
Social Customs: Theatre And Supper Parties
(Topic: Customs, Social Customs, Historical Customs) To invite friends to go to the opera or theatre is an easy and pleasant way of showing them attention and of repaying one's social obligations. People who have a box for the season, or for a series of concerts or plays, offer it to a friend for a certain afternoon or evening.
Social Customs: Women's Clubs
(Topic: Customs, Social Customs, Historical Customs) ALTHOUGH the woman's club movement is of recent origin, women's organizations have now become a recognized and important feature of American life. In quiet country places and in small towns they are a real blessing, breaking up sectarian lines, modifying social prejudices, and uniting the women in philanthropic or civic work, or in the pursuit of culture and self-improvement.
Social Customs: Hints For Young Men Washington Customs
(Topic: Customs, Social Customs, Historical Customs) IT has been said that the aim of education should be to teach a person how to study. The young man who graduates from college has still no doubt much to learn, but the key of future knowledge has been put into his hand. He knows where to look for information on various points; he has been placed on the right road, and it will be his own fault if he does not keep to it.
Artist: Masters In Art - Alfred Stevens
(Topic: Art, Art History, English Art, Aldred Stevens) IT should be clearly understood that two Alfred Stevenses appear in the history of art. One was an Englishman who became the strongest English sculptor of his day. Some of his works - the statues for the Wellington Memorial, for example, or the decorations of Dorchester House - are extremely fine.
Artist: Alfred Stevens - Impressions Of A Painter
(Topic: Art, Art History, English Art, Aldred Stevens) THE public easily confound romance with the true artistic poetry. One can by instinct become a painter of worth, but one can't do a work of genius save by showing great good sense.The sincere approbation of his confrères is for a painter the most flattering of recompenses.So many painters stop when the hard part begins.
Artist: The Works Of Alfred Stevens
(Topic: Art, Art History, English Art, Aldred Stevens) THE picture of `The Lady with a Fan' was painted in what may be called Stevens's early middle period. He had come to a freedom greater than in his earlier works. At the same time, he made his pictures out of full 'fat' paint, in a manner quite different from his rather dry later period.
Artist: Masters In Art - Luca And Andera Della Robbia
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Luca Della Robbia) BORN in 1400, Luca della Robbia was the son of Simone di Marco della Robbia, a shoemaker, who lived in the Via Sant' Egidio at Florence. Here the boy grew up, and, after receiving a thorough education in all that was held necessary for a youth of his class, was apprenticed, according to Vasari, to the aged Leonardo di Ser Giovanni, then the best goldsmith in the city.
Artist: Della Robia - Cavalucci And Molinier - 'Les Della Robbia'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Luca Della Robbia) ALTHOUGH he stands in a somewhat different category, Luca della Robbia deserves to rank with the three greatest sculptors of the first half of the fifteenth century,-Ghiberti, Donatello, and Della Quercia. Lacking their originality and their higher gifts of conception, he yet achieved in his own day a reputation equal to theirs, and this reputation posterity has confirmed.
Artist: Della Robia - 'Vasari's Lives'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Luca Della Robbia) LUCA DELLA ROBBIA'S style is so sober and contained, so delicate and yet so healthy, so lovely yet so free from prettiness, so full of sentiment and devoid of sentimentality, that it is hard to find words for any critical characterization. The work, exactly suited to its place, leaves little to be said but that it is one of the loveliest inheritances which the Renaissance...
Artist: Della Robia - Mrs. Oliphant - 'The Makers Of Florence'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Luca Della Robbia) IT is one of the most striking evidences of an age of great activity and warmth of intellectual impulse, that genius, getting impatient of universal repetition, strikes out for itself new paths on every side-not so great, indeed, as the old broad highways of everlasting art, yet always interesting so long as genius continues to tread them, and they are not left to that feeble imitation which soon...
Artist: Della Robia - Marcel Reymond - 'les Della Robbia'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Luca Della Robbia) LUCA DELLA ROBBIA, younger by some years than either Ghiberti or Donatello, learned from both of them, and in a certain measure succeeded in reconciling their divergent styles. From Ghiberti he took some-thing of his harmony of line and beauty of form, like him he loved to depict the figures of youth, like him he preferred to express the tenderer sentiments; and in general bent of mind...
Artist: Della Robia - Walter Pater - 'The Renaissance'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Luca Della Robbia) I SUPPOSE nothing brings the real air of a Tuscan town so vividly to mind as those pieces of pale blue and white earthenware, by which Luca della Robbia is best known, like fragments of the milky sky itself, fallen into the cool streets, and breaking into the darkened churches. And no work is less imitable: like Tuscan wine, it loses its savor when moved from its birth-place...
Artist: The Works Of Luca And Andrea Della Robbia
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Luca Della Robbia) THE earliest known work by Luca della Robbia is the world-renowned `Singing Gallery' (cantoria), executed in 1431-40 for the Cathedral of Florence, to be placed over one of the doors of the sacristy; Donatello being commissioned two years later to make a corresponding gallery for a similar position over an opposite door. Both Donatello's and Luca's galleries are now in the Museum of the Cathedral.
Artist: Lorenzo Lotto - Masters In Art - Lorenzo Lotto
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Lorenzo Lotto) THE honor of being the birthplace of Lorenzo Lotto has been claimed alike by Bergamo and by Treviso, but documents discovered within the last few years prove him to have been one of the few great artists who was actually a native of Venice, where he was born in the year 1480.Until lately he has been numbered among the scholars of Giovanni Bellini...
Artist: Lorenzo Lotto - The Art Of Lotto
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Lorenzo Lotto) UNTIL the appearance in 1895 of the first edition of Mr. Bernhard Berenson's `Lorenzo Lotto, an Essay in Constructive Art Criticism' many beliefs concerning the painter had been unquestioningly accepted as facts which Mr. Berenson's exhaustive study has rendered no longer tenable.
Artist: Lorenzo Lotto - Bernhard Berenson - 'Lorenzo Lotto'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Lorenzo Lotto) IN 1480, when Lotto was born, Giorgione, Titian, and Palma were already alive. These three pupils of Giovanni Bellini form a group who carried painting beyond the methods and ideals of their master, even before his death; and Lotto, although not their fellow-pupil, but attached to the kindred school of Alvise Vivarini, kept abreast of the advance they made.
Artist: Lorenzo Lotto - Vernon Lee - 'Cosmopolis' 1896
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Lorenzo Lotto) ALTHOUGH a Venetian in the essential painting quality, and in a certain voluptuous solemnity, Lorenzo Lotto stands out quite separate from the two great exchangeable earlier Venetians, Giorgione and Titian, and their retinue. Separate, different, shining out in virtue of a more lively composition, more vehement and momentary gesture, a more pathetic, episodic fancy, as of Tasso's poignant romance...
Artist: Lorenzo Lotto - The Works Of Lotto
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Lorenzo Lotto) IN a letter dated April 19, 1543, Lotto speaks of two half-length portraits upon which he was then at work, one representing 'Messer Febo da Brescia,' and the other his wife, 'Madonna Laura da Pola.' These paintings were completed in the following spring, and in all probability are the companion pictures now in the Brera Gallery, Milan, of which that of the lady is reproduced .
Artist: Jacopo Vecchio
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) OF the life of no other great Italian artist of the sixteenth century is so little known as of that of the popular painter Jacopo, or Jacomo, Palma, called Palma Vecchio (Pal-mah Vek-kee-o), signifying Palma the old, or elder, to distinguish him from his grandnephew of the same name, also a painter, who, in his turn, was known as Palma Giovine, Palma the young, or younger.
Artist: Palma Vecchio - The Art Of Palma Vecchio
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) THE position occupied by Palma Vecchio in the history of the development of Venetian painting is a subject of controversy among critics. Crowe and Cavalcaselle hold the opinion that he was a pioneer who 'shared with Giorgione and Titian the honor of modernizing and regenerating Venetian art,' and that 'from the borders of Piedmont on the west to the Gulf of Trieste on the east there was not...
Artist: Palma Vecchio - Adolf Philippi 'die Kunst Der Renaissance In Italien'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) PALMA VECCHIO, the painter of portraits of women with soft, gleaming flesh and golden hair, is, next to Titian, the most popular of the Venetian masters. In the landscape backgrounds of his pictures, in the general arrangement of his compositions, and frequently in the figures themselves, Giorgione's influence is perceptible; but he is not Giorgione's equal in intensity of feeling...
Artist: Palma Vecchio - Charles Blanc 'Histoire Des Peintres'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) VASARI is right when he says that Palma Vecchio was more skilful as a colorist than as a draftsman. Devoted to his art, painstaking and patient, he finished his pictures highly, blended his colors harmoniously, and was one of the first artists to paint in that soft, somewhat misty manner, that sfumato which was invented by Leonardo da Vinci, but not put into practice by the Venetians until Giorgio...
Artist: Palma Vecchio - Georg Gronau - Bryan's 'Dictionary Of Painters And Engravers'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) THE fact that Palma Vecchio never signed or dated a picture, together with the very few dates, and even those only of his later years, known from documents, makes it easy to understand how difficult it is to trace his artistic development-the more so, as the character of his painting under-went only slight variations during the different decades of his life.
Artist: Palma Vecchio - Crowe And Cavalcaselle - 'A History Of Painting In North Italy'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) THE real source at which Palma drew is more distant than annalists imagined; it will be found in Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, and Cima; and starting from this point, Palma shared with Giorgione and Titian the honor of modernizing and regenerating Venetian art.He was not a great master in the full meaning of the term...
Artist: Palma Vecchio - Mary Logan - 'Guide To The Italian Pictures At Hampton Court'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) PALMA'S flesh-painting, which has surfaces more even and glossier than Titian's or Lotto's, comes close to Bellini's, and his stuffs, by their lack of luster and heavy texture, tend to produce an effect of dignity which suggests the older rather than the younger generation of Bellinesque painters. Indeed, among the younger men he may be considered as Bellini's most faithful follower...
Artist: Palma Vecchio - P. Albert Kuhn - 'Allgemeine Kunst-Geschichte'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) IN Palma Vecchio's works the human form is fuller, rounder, more opulent, and less ideal than in Giorgione's; the colors in his pictures are not so rich nor so deeply shadowed-indeed, the whole scale on which they are painted is lighter and clearer, and the tones are blended into a soft and harmonious unison by means of a golden haze, and frequently by a most delicate sfumato.
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