Nor does the art
of horsemanship consider the interests of the art
of horsemanship, but the interests of the horse; neither do any other arts
care for themselves, for they have no needs; they care only for that which is the subject of their art
When that has educated the frame to self-possession, to nimbleness, to grace, the steps of the dancing-master are better forgotten; so painting teaches me the splendor of color and the expression of form, and as I see many pictures and higher genius in the art
, I see the boundless opulence of the pencil, the indifferency in which the artist stands free to choose out of the possible forms.
His contention is that racing, without time allowances for anything else but tonnage - that is, for size - has fostered the fine art
of sailing to the pitch of perfection.
There are, again, some arts
which employ all the means above mentioned, namely, rhythm, tune, and metre.
Joe and Delia became enamoured one of the other, or each of the other, as you please, and in a short time were married--for (see above), when one loves one's Art
no service seems too hard.
It is, of course, a ridiculous word to apply to a work of art
. For what is morbidity but a mood of emotion or a mode of thought that one cannot express?
This magnificent art
produced by the Vandals has been slain by the academies.
In every gallery in Europe there are hideous pictures of blood, carnage, oozing brains, putrefaction--pictures portraying intolerable suffering--pictures alive with every conceivable horror, wrought out in dreadful detail--and similar pictures are being put on the canvas every day and publicly exhibited--without a growl from anybody--for they are innocent, they are inoffensive, being works of art
. But suppose a literary artist ventured to go into a painstaking and elaborate description of one of these grisly things--the critics would skin him alive.
It was a hazardous, though maybe a gallant thing to do, since it is probable that the legend commonly received has had no small share in the growth of Strickland's reputation; for there are many who have been attracted to his art
by the detestation in which they held his character or the compassion with which they regarded his death; and the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers.
The particular external direction of Ruskin's work in Art
was given, as usual, more or less by accident.
It is only a few of the scions of our noblest and wealthiest houses, who are able to give the time and money necessary for the thorough prosecution of this noble and valuable Art
. Even to me, a Mathematician of no mean standing, and the Grandfather of two most hopeful and perfectly regular Hexagons, to find myself in the midst of a crowd of rotating Polygons of the higher classes, is occasionally very perplexing.
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:--this is the art
of retaining self-possession.
--"Whoever thou art
," said the trodden one, still enraged, "thou treadest also too nigh me with thy parable, and not only with thy foot!
thou not he who coming to the town of Cadmus freed us from the tax we paid To the fell songstress?
Thou, who, to my thinking, art
beyond all doubt a dullard, without early rising or night watching or taking any trouble, with the mere breath of knight-errantry that has breathed upon thee, seest thyself without more ado governor of an island, as though it were a mere matter of course.