A Dictionary of Terms in Art

Frederick William Fairholt
Virtue, Hall, & Virtue, 1854 - 474 páginas

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Página 170 - Towards the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries, cocoa was largely and successfully cultivated, but in 1725 a blight fell upon the plantations.
Página 381 - Now ye shall have three ladies walk to gather flowers, and then we must believe the stage to be a garden. By and by we hear news of shipwreck in the same place, and then we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that comes out a hideous monster with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave. While in the meantime two armies fly in, represented with four swords and bucklers, and then what hard heart will not receive it for a pitched field?
Página 166 - And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning "work.
Página 159 - ... celebrated works. When they conceived a subject, they first made a variety of sketches; then a finished drawing of the whole ; after that a more correct drawing of every separate part — heads, hands, feet, and pieces of drapery ; they then painted the picture, and after all, retouched it from the life. The pictures, thus wrought with such pains, now appear like the effect of enchantment, and as if some mighty genius had struck them off at a blow.
Página 166 - And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side. 36 And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
Página 406 - Egyptian-style sphinx with the head of a man and the body of a lion.
Página 51 - Marshall of England, as great for his noble Patronage of Arts and ancient learning, as for his birth and place.
Página 279 - Testament. § 1. The Annunciation. 2. The Visitation. 3. The Nativity. 4. The Adoration of the Kings. 5. The Presentation in the Temple. 6. Christ found by his Mother in the Temple. 7. The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin.
Página 47 - ... other features composed a face ; but the expression of feelings and passions was entirely wanting ; and the countenance of the king, whether charging an enemy's phalanx in the heat of battle, or peaceably offering incense in a sombre temple, presented the same outline and the same inanimate look. The peculiarity of the front view of an eye, introduced in a profile, is thus accounted for : it was the ordinary representation of that feature added to a profile, and no allowance was made for any...
Página 171 - The kind of enamel used for pictorial purposes is called 'Venetian white hard enamel:' it is composed of silica, borax, and oxide of tin. The following is a brief description of procedure in the art of enamelling : — " To make a plate for the artist to paint upon : A piece of gold or copper [usually gilt] being chosen of the requisite dimensions, and varying from about an eighteenth to a sixteenth of an inch in thickness, is covered with pulverized enamel, and passed through the fire until it becomes...

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