This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...But because he considered that the principal requisite of Art was to be intelligible to all, he advised him to paint the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...But because he considered that the principal requisite of Art was to be intelligible to all, he advised him to paint the exploits of Alexander; exploits of which at that time all the world was speaking, and which he could foresee would not be forgotten by posterity. But Protogenes was not steady enough to follow this advice. 'Impetus animi, ' says Pliny, 'et quaedam artis libidofi--a certain insolence of art, a certain craving after the strange and the unknown, drove him into entirely different subjects. He preferred to paint the history of a certain lalysuss and of a certain Cydippe, and of others of the same character, as to which paintings we can no longer conjecture what they were intended to represent. a Apollo delivers over the cleansed and embalmed body of Sarpedon to Death and Sleep, that they may bring him to his native country (II. i( 681, 2). &f luv iropirolaiv a/ia Kpamvoim if)fpfadat Kai 6avartf &t&vliaaiv. Caylus recommends this idea to the painter, but he adds: --' II est facheux qu'Homere ne nous ait rien laisse" sur les attributs qu'on donnait de son temps au Sommeil; nous ne connoissons, pour caracteViser ce Dieu, que son action meme, et nous le couronnons de pavots. Ces idees sont modernes; la premiere est d'un mediocre service, mais elle ne peut etre employee dans le cas present ou meme les fleurs me paroissent deplacees, sur tout pour une figure qui groupe avec la mort.' (Tableaux tires de llliade, de I'Odysee d'Homere et de 1'Eneide de Virgile, avec des observations generales sur le Costume, a Paris, !757, 8-) This is to require of Homer one of those petty ornaments which directly conflict with his great manner. The most ingenious attributa which he could have given to Sleep would..."
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