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Promenades of an Impressionist

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Promenades of an Impressionist is written by James Huneker. Think of Bouguereau and you have his antithesis in Cézanne--Cézanne whose stark figures of bathers, male and female, evoke a shuddering sense of the bestial. Not that there is offence intended in his badly huddled nudes; he only delineates in simple, naked fashion the horrors of some undressed humans.

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Perugino

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Perugino is written by Selwyn Brinton. These are the influences which were to stream upon the young Pietro as an eager and industrious student--some among them of course indirectly, but others no doubt very directly and immediately. Vasari's account, which is still of first value save where it is opposed by stronger evidence, is that he was sent as a poor boy to grind colours and run errands in the "bottega" of some Perugian painter.

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Modern Painters

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Modern Painters is written by John Ruskin. The work now laid before the public originated in indignation at the shallow and false criticism of the periodicals of the day on the works of the great living artist to whom it principally refers. It was intended to be a short pamphlet, reprobating the matter and style of those critiques, and pointing out their perilous tendency, as guides of public feeling.

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Letters to Helen

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Letters to Helen is written by Keith Henderson. After moving off at midnight from among the Hampshire pine-trees, we eventually reached our port of departure. Great fun detraining the horses and getting them on board. The men were in the highest spirits. But how disgusting those cold rank smells of a dock are.

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Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci is written by Sigmund Freud. It is quite possible that the conception of a beaming jovial and happy Leonardo was true only for the first and longer period of the master's life. From now on, when the downfall of the rule of Lodovico Moro forced him to leave Milan, his sphere of action and his assured position.

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Lectures on Landscape

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Lectures on Landscape is written by John Ruskin. Had this scene been in America, no mortal could have made a landscape of it. It is nothing but a grass bank with some not very pretty trees scattered over it, wholly without grouping. The stream at the bottom is rocky indeed, but its rocks are mean, flat, and of a dull yellow color. The sky is gray and shapeless.

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Lectures on Art

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Lectures on Art is written by John Ruskin. The following lectures were the most important piece of my literary work done with unabated power, best motive, and happiest concurrence of circumstance. They were written and delivered while my mother yet lived, and had vividest sympathy in all I was attempting.

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Illuminated Manuscripts

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Illuminated Manuscripts is written by John W. Bradley. What is meant by art?--The art faculty--How artists may be compared--The aim of illumination--Distinction between illumination and miniature--Definition of illumination--The first miniature painter--Origin of the term "miniature"--Ovid's allusion to his little book.

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Laws of Japanese Painting

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Laws of Japanese Painting is written by Henry P. Bowie. It was as though the skies had opened to disclose a new kingdom of art. Taking his brush in hand, with a few strokes he had executed a masterpiece, a loquot branch, with leaves clustering round the ripe fruit.

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How to See the British Museum

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How to See the British Museum is written by W. Blanchard Jerrold. These regulations secured the exclusive attendance of the upper classes. The libraries were hoarded for the particular enjoyment of the worm, whose feast was only at rare intervals disturbed by some student regardless of difficulties.

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