The Life of Titian: with Anecdotes of the Distinguished Persons of His Time, Volume 2

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830

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Pagina 360 - Whenever you turn to look at them, they appear to be looking at you. There seems to be some question pending between you, as if an intimate friend or an inveterate foe were in the room with you.
Pagina 25 - 1 corso della vita mia, con tempestoso mar, per fragil barca, al comun porto, ov'a render si varca conto e ragion d'ogni opra trista e pia. Onde l'affettuosa fantasia che l'arte mi fece idol e monarca conosco or ben com'era d'error carca e quel c'a mal suo grado ogn'uom desia.
Pagina 369 - ... a hand, or an eye, and had acquired patience to finish a single figure, before they undertook to paint extensive compositions. They knew that though Fame is represented with her head above the clouds, her feet rest upon the earth. Genius can only have its full scope, where, though much may have been done, more remains to do ; where models exist chiefly to show the deficiencies of art, and where the perfect idea is left to be filled up in the painter's imagination.
Pagina 354 - In the figures, in the landscape, in the water, in the sky, there are tones, colours, scattered with a profuse and unerring hand, gorgeous, but most true, dazzling with their force, but blended, softened, woven together into a woof like that of Iris — tints of flesh colour, as if you saw the blood circling beneath the pearly skin ; clouds empurpled with setting suns : hills steeped in azure skies ; trees turning to a mellow brown ; the cold grey rocks, and the water so translucent that you see...
Pagina 139 - It is situated in the extreme part of Venice, upon the sea, and from it one sees the pretty little island of Murano and other beautiful places. This part of the sea, as soon as the sun went down, swarmed with gondolas adorned with beautiful women, and resounded with the varied harmony and music of voices and instruments, which till midnight accompanied our delightful supper.
Pagina 375 - The principle of universal suffrage, however applicable to matters of government which concern the common feelings and common interests of society, is by no means applicable to matters of taste, which can only be decided upon by the most refined understandings.
Pagina 27 - Ch' a lui mi levo per divin concetti E quivi informo i pensier tutti ei detti, Ardendo, amando per gentil persona. Onde se mai da due begli occhi il guardo Torcer non so, conosco in lor la luce, Che mi mostra la via, che a Dio mi guide; E se nel lume loro acceso io ardo, Nel nobil foco mio dolce riluce La gioia che nel cielo eterna ride...
Pagina 27 - Amor dunque non ha, né tua beliate o durezza o fortuna o gran disdegno, del mio mal colpa, o mio destino o sorte, se dentro del tuo cor morte e pietate porti in un tempo, e che '1 mio basso ingegno non sappia, ardendo, trame altro che morte 3.
Pagina 27 - Ch' un marmo solo in se non circoscriva Col suo soverchio , e solo a quello arriva La man che obbedisce all
Pagina 370 - The real patron is anxious to reward merit, not to encourage gratuitous pretenders to it ; to see that the man of genius takes no detriment, that another Wilson is not lef1 to perish for want ; not to propagate the breed, for that he knows to be impossible.

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