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. 1897 Excerpt: ...STUCKI There is nothing more difficult to draw with a pen than low relief or decoration, and while Jacquemart,1 with his books made rare by ...Read MoreThis 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. 1897 Excerpt: ...STUCKI There is nothing more difficult to draw with a pen than low relief or decoration, and while Jacquemart,1 with his books made rare by limited editions, nearly always illustrated with etchings and therefore only for collectors and amateurs, gained a great reputation for himself, this man who can draw just as well and with as much feeling for light and shade and colour and the play of reflections on polished surfaces, in which lay Jacquemart's great strength, is unknown because, though he treats the same objects in the same manner, he draws them with a pen. The sole difference is that he works for the people, and Jacquemart, though himself an artistic man, catered to the collector who is usually unable to appreciate his work technically. The chasing and the roundness and the metallic feeling of this cup or chalice could not be better rendered by any other medium. Lately, notably in the Century and Harper s, there have been published drawings by Will H. Drake and Otto Bacher which are as good as this.2 Sec French Chapter for Jacquemart. Sec American Chapter. LUDWIG MAROLD Marold's work possesses more of the cleverness of half a dozen Italians, though it is not an imitation of any one of them, than that of any other German I know. The drawing in the hands of the three girls is very careless; but the simplicity of the work combined with the strong bits of colour and the character in the faces makes a whole which is very pleasing and interesting, and which certainly has a style of its own. FRANZ STUCK Stuck is one of the most brilliant of that coming band of German mystics and symbolists, which includes such men as their master Arnold Bocklin, Max Klinger, Wilhelm Triibner, Hans Thoma. They are many-sided, like Sandys alone, among Englishmen. And like him t...Read Less
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