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" All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure, or even in the folds of the drapery, must be sparingly employed. In short, whatever partakes of fancy or caprice, or goes under the denomination of Picturesque... "
The Director [ed. by T.F. Dibdin]. - Page 42
edited by - 1807
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The Life and Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1853 - 286 pages
...objection, the familiarity of the modern dress by no means agrees with the dignity and gravity of Sculpture. Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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The Life and Writings of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Allan Cunningham - 1860 - 369 pages
...objection, the familiarity of the modern dress by no means agrees with the dignity and gravity of Sculpture. Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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A handbook of English dictation

English dictation - 1881 - 144 pages
...objection, the familiarity of the modern dress by no means agrees with the dignity and gravity of sculpture. Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere ; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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Discourses

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1887 - 283 pages
...objection, the familiarity of the modern dress by no means agrees with the dignity and gravity of Sculpture. Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere ; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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Discourses

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1887 - 283 pages
...objection, the familiarity of the modern dress by no means agrees with the dignity and gravity of Sculpture. Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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Roman Literature in Relation to Roman Art

Robert Burn - Art and literature - 1888 - 315 pages
...produced what may be styled caricature. Sir J. Reynolds says of the picturesque in sculpture : — " Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere ; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast therefore of one figure with another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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Discourses Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Aesthetics - 1905 - 445 pages
...objection, the familiarity of the modern dress by no means agrees with the dignity and gravity of sculpture. Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere ; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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Studies in Criticism and Aest

Howard Anderson - Aesthetics, British - 1999 - 419 pages
...pleasure has little part. This art only partly represents nature. "Sculpture," Reynolds pronounces, "is formal, regular, and austere; disdains all familiar...dignity, and is an enemy to every species of affectation. ... In short, whatever partakes of fancy or caprice, or goes under the denomination of Picturesque...
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The Sculptural Imagination: Figurative, Modernist, Minimalist

Alex Potts - Art - 2000 - 417 pages
...strangely significant, conventionalised yet free of artifice and arid academicism. As Reynolds put it, 'Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere; disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art ..." and 'The grave and austere character of Sculpture requires the utmost degree of...
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The Students' Cabinet Library of Useful Tracts, Volume 5

1839
...objection, the familiarity of the modern dress by no means agrees with the dignity and gravity of sculpture. Sculpture is formal, regular, and austere, — disdains...to every species of affectation, or appearance of academical art. All contrast, therefore, of one figure to another, or of the limbs of a single figure,...
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