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The Children of Good Fortune: An Essay in Morals (Classic Reprint)

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 424 Seiten
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Excerpt from The Children of Good Fortune: An Essay in Morals

Faces that lack this emphasis lack interest. The too perfect faces of Greek art fail in any deep sense to move the modern world. We gaze upon the calm face of the Phoebus Apollo, or even of the great Zeus himself, with a calm that is almost equal to theirs. But it is not so when we turn to the compassionate, grief-smitten face of the Man of Sorrows.

It is this emphasis, this distinguishing stamp, which determines our own attitude towards the individual. A set of curves, a trick of light and Shade, a play of color, a unique combination of dimensions, these proclaim a human quality and serve to attract or repel. Yet they are things so delicate, so elusive, that only an artist can seize them and make them permanent. Where the artist is a master, we stand in a gallery of naked souls. In Rome, it seems hardly credible that the Spirit of the first Caesar can ever have quite escaped, for his marble face so holds the imagi nation of men. Throughout Italy the devotion of Hadrian confers a this-world immortality upon the beautiful Antinous.

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Titel: The Children of Good Fortune: An Essay in Morals (Classic Reprint)
Untertitel: An Essay in Morals (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9781331430957
ISBN: 978-1-331-43095-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Lulu Pr
Genre: Lebenshilfe & Alltag
Anzahl Seiten: 424
Gewicht: 562g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T22mm
Jahr: 2018
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