Legends of the Monastic Orders as Represented in the Fine Arts

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1863. Forming the second series of Sacred and Legendary Art. Anna Jameson, a British writer, strives to interpret those works of Art which the churches and galleries of the Continent, and our own rich collections, have rendered familiar to us as objects of taste, while they have remained unappreciated as subjects of thought; to show that, while we have been satisfied to regard sacred pictures merely as decorations, valued more for the names appended to them than for their own sakes, we have not sufficiently ...
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1863. Forming the second series of Sacred and Legendary Art. Anna Jameson, a British writer, strives to interpret those works of Art which the churches and galleries of the Continent, and our own rich collections, have rendered familiar to us as objects of taste, while they have remained unappreciated as subjects of thought; to show that, while we have been satisfied to regard sacred pictures merely as decorations, valued more for the names appended to them than for their own sakes, we have not sufficiently considered them as books-as poems-as having a vitality of their own for good and for evil, and that thus we have shut out a vast source of delight and improvement, which lay in the way of many, even the most uninstructed in the technicalities of Art. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781163328187
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 534
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

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