Darwin the naturalist says, "A white man bathing by the side of a Tahitian was like a plant bleached by the gardener's art
, compared with a fine, dark green one, growing vigorously in the open fields.
Peggotty, 'something o' my own build - rough - a good deal o' the sou'-wester in him - wery salt - but, on the whole, a honest sort of a chap, with his art
in the right place.
Whence thou returnst, & whither wentst, I know; For God is also in sleep, and Dreams advise, Which he hath sent propitious, some great good Presaging, since with sorrow and hearts distress VVearied I fell asleep: but now lead on; In mee is no delay; with thee to goe, Is to stay here; without thee here to stay, Is to go hence unwilling; thou to mee Art
all things under Heav'n, all places thou, VVho for my wilful crime art
To take an illustration from a sister art
, the antiquarian details may be said to represent the peculiar features of a landscape under delineation of the pencil.
The meanest mathematician in Spaceland will readily believe me when I assert that the problems of life, which present themselves to the well-educated -- when they are themselves in motion, rotating, advancing or retreating, and at the same time attempting to discriminate by the sense of sight between a number of Polygons of high rank moving in different directions, as for example in a ball-room or conversazione -- must be of a nature to task the angularity of the most intellectual, and amply justify the rich endowments of the Learned Professors of Geometry, both Static and Kinetic, in the illustrious University of Wentbridge, where the Science and Art
of Sight Recognition are regularly taught to large classes of the ELITE of the States.
Thus in the music of the flute and of the lyre, 'harmony' and rhythm alone are employed; also in other arts
, such as that of the shepherd's pipe, which are essentially similar to these.
I have pointed out that the arts
which have escaped best in England are the arts
in which the public have not been interested.
But there is something beyond - a higher point, a subtle and unmistakable touch of love and pride beyond mere skill; almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art
- which IS art
which indeed are arts
of state, and arts
of life, as Tacitus well calleth them), to him, a habit of dissimulation is a hinderance and a poorness.
for they may be fixed as in other arts
; for the instruments of no art
whatsoever are infinite, either in their number or their magnitude; but riches are a number of instruments in domestic and civil economy; it is therefore evident that the acquisition of certain things according to nature is a part both of domestic and civil economy, and for what reason.
Certainly there is matter here for many large volumes, and often the universal history of humanity in the successive engrafting of many arts
at many levels, upon the same monument.
For Ruskin held, and brilliantly demonstrated, that the underlying principles of all the Fine Arts
are identical, and 'Modern Painters' contains some of the most famous and suggestive passages of general literary criticism ever written, for example those on The Pathetic Fallacy and The Grand Style.
Or have the arts
to look only after their own interests?
This appears in works both of the useful and the fine arts
, if we employ the popular distinction of works according to their aim either at use or beauty.
I was about to say, sir, that-- Art
thou a silk-worm?