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The Heavens are high, far off, and unsearchable: we have sense and feeling of
corporal things; and of eternal grace, but by revelation. Xo marvel then that our
thoughts are also earthly: and it is less to be wondered at, that the words of ...
The natural feeling of the artist, however, constant training, and a practical
necessity led him into a way of his own. He felt the vivid contrasts out of the union
of which harmony of color arises, he designated certain characteristics through ...
... and leaving them to themselves; the best work of art also appeals to our
senses, but in a higher language which, of course, we must understand; it
enchains the feelings and imagination; it deprives us of caprice, we cannot deal
with a perfect ...
But the effect is like the object; it is rather that an obscure indefinite feeling is
aroused, than that the object in all its worth and dignity really appears to such
beginners in art. These are they who usually express the theory that too minute a
... insignificant as well as the significant, whence developed a more amiable,
more kindly feeling toward Nature, till finally, under favorable circumstances,
accompanied by knowledge, regularity, seriousness, and severity, art rose to its
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