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The Mind of the Artist

Thoughts and Sayings of Painters and Sculptors on Their Art

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,034 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,135
Added to site: 2006.06.23 13634
Genres: Non-fiction, Art

Collected and arranged by Mrs. Laurence Binyon with a preface by George Clausen, R.A.

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uring substances. Since it is obliged to remain thus circumscribed, it is easy to foresee the limit of perfectibility. When the picture has succeeded in satisfying our minds in all the conditions imposed on its production, it will cease to interest. Such is the fate of everything which has attained its end: we grow indifferent and abandon it.

In the conditions governing the production of the picture, every means has been explored. The most difficult problem was that of complete relief, depth of perspective carried to the point of perfect illusion. The stereoscope has solved the problem. It only remains now to combine this perfection with the other kinds of perfection already found. Let no man imagine that art, bound by these conditions of the plane surface, can ever free itself from the circle which limits it. It is easy to foresee that its last word will soon have been said.



In his admirable book on Shakespeare, Victor Hugo has shown that there is no progres

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

This book was first published in 1909, it is in the public domain and can be downloaded for free from several websites. This edition is collected and arranged by Mrs. Laurence Binyon with a preface by George Clausen, R.A. The printed edition has 109 pages, the e-book edition has 1639 locations. The printed edition has illustrations in it, the e-book edition has no pictures.

This is a book full of quotes by painters and sculptors. There are 243 quotes in total, they are numbered. At the beginning of the book there is an active tabel of contents (at location 6) so you can go directly to a subject that interests you (to 'activate' this table: first use the 'arrow go up' key, and than 'click' to place the cursor in the table, and then move the cursor to the subject you want to select). You can look up quotes by artist in the 'Index of Artist' at the end of this book (at location 1548). This is also an active index, you can click on a number. This is an interesting book for anyone who wants to know more about artists. You can pick and chose the bits you want to read.



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