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Artist: Julia Cartwright - 'Christ And His Mother In Italian Art'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) PALMA VECCHIO never dated his pictures, but as his style passed through three successive stages, we are able to determine the chronology of his works with some degree of exactness. During his first period he followed the orthodox traditions of Venetian art, and painted in the sober and dignified manner of his master Giovanni Bellini.
Artist: H. Knackfuss And M. G. Zimmermann 'Allgemeine Kunstgeschichte'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) ALTHOUGH not so profound nor so richly endowed with creative power as Giorgione or Titian, Palma Vecchio occupies an important place in the history of the Venetian Renaissance, for, if he lacks the lofty genius which in-spired their art, and gives expression in his pictures to more superficial things, he may for that very reason be said to be the portrayer of the joyousness of the Venetians...
Artist: The Works Of Palma Vecchio
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Palma Vecchio) THIS the central panel of an altar-piece painted in the artist's middle or Giorgionesque period, at the request of the Bombardieri, or Venetian artillerists, for the altar of their chapel in the Church of Santa Maria Fomosa at Venice, where it still occupies its original place.On both sides of this figure are panels on which are represented respectively St. Sebastian and St. Anthony Abbot. Above these are half-length figures of St. John the Baptist and St. Dominic, with a Pietà in a lunette between.
Artist: Sir David Wilkie
(Topic: Art, Art History, Scottish Art, Sir David Wilkie) SIR DAVID WILKIE, son of David Wilkie and his third wife, Isabella Lister, was born on November 18, 1785, at Cults, a small village on the banks of Eden Water in the county of Fife, Scotland, where his father was settled as minister of the Presbyterian church. The parish of Cults was poor and the minister's salary, at no time exceeding £100 a year, barely sufficed for the support of his family of...
Artist: The Art Of Wilkie
(Topic: Art, Art History, Scottish Art, Sir David Wilkie) TO a true appreciation of Wilkie as an artist, the first essential is that art and its objects should be looked at as nearly as may be from his point of view, and be seen through his eyes if that were possible. He can afterwards be tried by any abstract standard the critic chooses.
Artist: Sir David Wilkie - J. E. Hodgson And F. A. Eaton , 'The Royal Academy And Its Members'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Scottish Art, Sir David Wilkie) THE pictures which Wilkie painted between 1806 and 1825, and which all belong to what may be termed his first style, are no doubt those on which his fame will chiefly rest. His extraordinary ability in the composition of groups of figures and accessories, and in rendering truth of character and expression, is seen at its best in these earlier works...
Artist: Sir David Wilkie - T. Silvestre 'L' Art, Les Artistes, Et L' Industrie En Angleterre'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Scottish Art, Sir David Wilkie) THE personages on David Wilkie's canvases are portrayed as accurately as if seen through an object-glass. A figure by Hogarth is the portrait of a passion; a figure by Wilkie is the portrait of an individual. Hogarth paints what strikes his eye in order to deduce a moral from it; Wilkie paints what he sees in order to amuse and please.
Artist: Sir David Wilkie - The Works Of Wilkie
(Topic: Art, Art History, Scottish Art, Sir David Wilkie) ONE of Wilkie's most successful works is `The Letter of Introduction,' painted in 1813. Lord Ronald Gower says: 'It is in every sense a master-piece; it is redolent of the finest humor, and the technique is as admirable as the humor. . . . It is more human, more real, than the whole of his historical compositions together, and is worthy of a place in the Valhalla of British painting.'
Artist: Vittore Carpaccio
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Vittore Carpaccio) NO painter has portrayed the life and manners of his time and surroundings more vividly than Vittore Carpaccio (pronounced Car-pahtch'yo). In pictures that still glow with the colors that his brush bestowed upon them four hundred years ago, he has set before us imperishably the palaces, streets, bridges, and open squares of Venice of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century...
Artist: Vittore Carpaccio - The Art Of Carpaccio
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Vittore Carpaccio) NOWHERE but in Venice can Carpaccio be really studied and appreciated. There alone do we see him in all his glory, and can trace the influence of his personality on the artistic movement of his day. The society in which he lived contributed largely in making him the artist that he was, for more perhaps than any other man did Carpaccio love his own times and Venice-that Venice that he delighted to...
Artist: Vittore Carpaccio - André Pératé 'La Grande Encyclopédie'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Vittore Carpaccio) VITTORE CARPACCIO is one of the most charming among the precursors of the great Venetian painters of the fifteenth century. In his pictures, so skilful and well balanced, we find the germs, so to speak, of the ample composition of Titian and the sumptuous decoration of Veronese.
Artist: Vittore Carpaccio - Bernhard Berenson 'Venetian Painters Of The Renaissance'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Vittore Carpaccio) THE Renaissance was a period in the history of modern Europe comparable to youth in the life of the individual. It had all youth's love of finery and of play. The more people were imbued with the new spirit, the more they loved pageants. The pageant was an outlet for many of the dominant passions of the time, for there a man could display all the finery he pleased, satisfy his love of antiquity by...
Artist: Vittore Carpaccio - W. J. Stillman 'Old Italian Masters'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Vittore Carpaccio) CARPACCIO had the Venetian sense of color in a high degree, but the telling of his story was evidently more important to him than his technique, and he never attained the complete mastery of oils that some of his con-temporaries gained. As a story-teller, however, he has had no superior in the school of Venice, and perhaps none in Italian art. His imagination is way-ward, subtle, full of minute...
Artist: Vittore Carpaccio - E. H. And E. W. Blashfield And A. A. Hopkins, Editors 'Vasari's Lives'
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Vittore Carpaccio) CARPACCIO is the minstrel, the tale-teller; more than any of the others of his school of Venice he fascinates and entertains. His canvases delight us with what seems a strange and wonderful mingling together of the Bible and `The Arabian Nights,' yet his piety is unaffected and his gaiety is steadied by a flavor of Flemish earnestness.
Artist: Vittore Carpaccio - The Works Of Carpaccio
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Vittore Carpaccio) CARPACCIO painted this famous picture in the year 1514, for the Church of San Vitale, Venice, where it may still be seen in the choir of the church, behind the high altar.According to the legend, St. Vitalis of Ravenna, who served in the army of the Roman Emperor Nero and was converted to Christianity by St. Peter, was tortured and buried alive, as a punishment for having cared for the body of a Christian martyr and given it honorable burial.
Christianity: Incomprehensible Christ
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) HOWEVER inadequately, or with what failure of directness, the engrossing themes discussed in this and subsequent chapters may be treated, I could wish it understood from the first that this book is written in no spirit of pessimism.
Christianity: The Church - The Church Urban And Rural
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THERE is a widely prevalent view that ecclesiastical Christianity is somehow much out of joint with the times; that it is seriously failing in its required function for the enlargement of the Kingdom. This view is grave. It merits honest, searching, and fearless examination. Is the view correct?
Christianity: The Church And The Poor
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) A GREAT Christian ideal is that the gospel is for the poor. Christ was born and reared among the lowly. He was known as the friend of those who labor and are heavy-laden. His services for and among the poor were so brotherly, so sincere, so rich, so unceasing, that throughout his entire public life his very pathway was thronged by grateful masses.
Christianity: Rational Readjustments
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE unceasing growth of knowledge and the steady expansion of thought are resistless revisionary forces. At first thought it might seem incongruous that enlightened reason could ever be the agent of uncertainty and bewilderment to the Christian mind. But, as a matter of fact, reason has been the great intellectual and social disturber of the ages.
Christianity: Biblical Criticism
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) INTOLERANCE IS a spirit so easily harbored as almost to make it seem native to the human mind. It shows itself in all realms of opinion, in social customs, in politics, in religion, but nowhere more so than in religion. There are those both in and out of the Church for whom the exposition of any truth in collision with their fixed belief would prove entirely useless.
Christianity: Secularized Education
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) FOREMOST among the forces which tend to turn .American life away from a reverent spirituality is the secular spirit which so largely prevails in our educational systems. The well-nigh universal secularization of education has proven a destructive foe to spirituality.
Christianity: Educated Leadership
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) MANY difficulties which beset the present-day Church inhere in intellectual conditions which are quite distinctive to the age. The time was in the older New England when the pulpit was the intellectual oracle of the community.. The preacher was the best-educated man in the town.
Christianity: Plutocracy
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) I DESIRE to preface this chapter by some statements regarding the legitimacy and rights of private wealth. Both have sure standing ground in Christian ethics. Nothing can be more irrational, nothing less justified, than an indiscriminate outcry against the owners of wealth.
Christianity: Socialism
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) A FORCE, and a rapidly growing one, which stoutly challenges popular interest as against the Church, is Socialism. Socialism purposes to secure its end by political methods. It is, therefore, essentially a political movement. As such, up to the present time, it has secured far greater volume and momentum in Europe than in America.
Christianity: Christianity's Leavening Life
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE Christian Church is not to be judged narrowly. Historically, as measured both by its vitality and fruit-fulness, it is the greatest institution known to man. Originating in the Orient, it is substantially Western in its development. Indeed, it may be measuredly said, it is largely the creator of the world's most enlightened and advanced civilizations.
Christianity: Christian Missions
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) IN addressing the National Convention of twenty-five hundred Methodist men at Indianapolis, Dr. Robert E. Speer predicted that, when the future student of history shall look back upon our times to inquire as to what has really been the greatest movement of history, 'he will select as the deepest and most characteristic movement of this time Christianity's readjustment of its mission and the....
Christianity: The Inworking God
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) UNDER the charm of his indescribable personality, the little band of disciples for three wonderful years, more or less, had been companioned with Christ. In this time they had come to associate his continual presence with them as indispensable to the realization of their most cherished hopes and intense ambitions.
Christianity: Divineness Of Man
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE two supreme facts of Christian revelation are - God and Man. These facts are the two foci of the moral universe. These facts the Christian revelation invests with a distinctive, an infinite, significance and value which from no other source could be possible to human thought. God, under one conception or an-other, has always been a postulate of thought.
Christianity: Modern Prophets
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) IF into Christian thought there should come a distinctive, a rising and swelling tide of interest in human welfare, it would be safe to assign a divine inspiration as the cause of such a movement. That such a tide is now invasive of Protestant Christianity admits of no intelligent denial.
Christianity: Prophetic Vistas
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) DR. D. S. CAIRNS, in his Christianity in the Modern World, in the line of a very able discussion says : 'The crying need of our own age in the industrial sphere is the deepening and diffusion of the sense of the Common Good.' This sentence holds in itself a whole gospel of industrial reconstruction, of social regeneration.
Christianity: The Abiding Church
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) A CHIEF function of Christianity is to produce Christ-like men. For this result it provides both agencies and nurture. Among agencies the Church has been and will remain the very chief. It cannot be too clearly understood that the Church is not Christianity. Nor is it synonymous with the Kingdom.
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