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IR JOSHUA REYNOLDS

DISCOURSES: EDITED,
WITH AN INTRODUCTION, BY

S'.

HELEN ZIMMERN.

WALTER SCOTT
LONDON: 24 WARWICK LANE

PATERNOSTER ROW

1887

COLLEGE

MARVARD

JUL 19 1932
LIBRARY

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CONTENTS.

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DISCOURSE I.

The advantages proceeding from the institution of a Royal Academy.--

Hints ollered to the consideration of the Professors and visitors. –

That an implicit obclience to the rules of Art be exacted from the

young students.-That a premature disposition to a masterly dex-

terity be repressed. ---Thai diligence be constantly recommended,

and (that it may be effectual) directed to its proper object

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DISCOURSE II.

The course and order of study: - The different stages of Art. --Much

copying discountenanced-The Artist at all times and in all places

should be employed in laying up materials for the exercise of his

Art

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DISCOURSE III.

The great leading principles of the grand style.-Of heauty:- The

genuine habits of nature to be distinguished from those of fashion 25

DISCOURSE IV.

General ideas the presiding principle which regulates every part of Art ;

Invention, Expression, Colouring, and Drapery.-Two distinct

styles in history-painting ; the grand and the ornamental.-- The

schools in which each is to be found.---The composite style.--The

style formed on local customs and habits, or a partial view of

nature

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DISCOULSE V.

Circumspection required in endeavouring to unite contrary excellencies.

- The expression cf a mixed passion uot to be attempted.----

Examples of those who excelled in the great style. -Raffaelle,

Michel Angelo, those two extraordinary men compared with each

other.—The characteristical style.--Salvator Rosa mentioned as

an example of that style ; and opposed to Carlo Maratti.-Sketch

of the characters of Poussin and Rubens.--These two Painters

entirely dissimilar, but consistent with themselves.- This con-

sistency required in all parts of the Art

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DISCOURSE VI, -

Imitation.-Genius begins where rules end. -Invention : acquired by

being conversant with the inventions of others. --The true method

of imitating.–Borrowing, how far allowable. Something to be

gathered from every school

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