Sculpture, and the Plastic Art

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J.P. Jewett, 1850 - 353 Seiten
 

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Seite 261 - In the year 1734, some gentlemen who had travelled in Italy, desirous of encouraging at home a taste for those objects which had contributed so much to their entertainment abroad...
Seite 11 - And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship...
Seite 53 - ... feet, not including the caps, which are about fourteen feet. There are only two of these colossi in sight, one is still buried under the sand, and the other, which is near the door, is half fallen down, and buried also. On the top of the door is a colossal figure of Osiris twenty feet high, with two colossal hieroglyphic figures, one on each side, looking towards it. On the top of the temple is a cornice with hieroglyphics, a torus and frize under it.
Seite 14 - ... doors of tombs, forming the great Necropolis of the city ; and at the extreme end was a large open space, with a powerful body of light thrown down upon it, and exhibiting in one full view the...
Seite 75 - ... of their fame ; the present , of the strongest inducements to exertion , the noblest exhibitions that curiosity can contemplate ; the future , of the masterpieces of art, the models of imitation. To guard against the repetition of such depredations is the wish of every man of genius , the duty of every man in power, and the common interest of every civilized nation, Eustace's Ctassical Tour through Italy, p.
Seite 11 - And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
Seite 131 - Bentivoglio party to power, it was destroyed by the people, and the bronze, said to have weighed 17,500 Ibs., was sold to the Duke of Ferrara, who converted it into a piece of ordnance, under the appropriate name of the Julian.
Seite 28 - Egyptian sculpture or painting as the scarabceus, or beetle, and perhaps scarcely any one which it is so difficult to explain. He is often represented with a ball between his fore-legs, which some take for a symbol of the world, or the sun. He may be an emblem of fertility. The " crab " on the Denderah Zodiac is by some supposed to be a "beetle
Seite 112 - Nativity, — the Adoration of the Magi, — the Presentation in the Temple, — the Crucifixion, — and the Last Judgment.
Seite 162 - Having recovered himself in some degree, and completed the works above mentioned, he left that city, for the last time, in September, for Possagno, hoping to derive benefit from the journey, and from his native air, and arrived in that village on the 17th of the same month; but, as was usual with him, by a too hurried journey, and while he was still unable to bear the heat of the weather, which was in that year unusually great throughout Italy.

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