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ART FOR ART'S SAKE
BY BARRY DANE
Art for Art's sake; but in that art,
No lens may catch the soul that lies
And how he wonders and adores,
A BRIEF HISTORY
P. G. Ham
“THERE is a passage in Emerson where Landscape.
Chap I. he ingeniously observes that although fields and farms belong to this man or that, the land- erton. scape is nobody's private property.” It is a real and lasting possession for all who can enjoy it. Its universality, its grandeur, its loneliness, its responsiveness to the moods of humanity, have drawn to it all the lovers of the beautiful in nature, and the greatest artists have striven to paint its loveliness and the manner in which their own personalities were affected by it. The actual beauty and glory of nature cannot be painted on canvas. A picture can never give this. "Who can paint
Landscape art is something quite different
doubtedly, but its essence is spiritual and “Land elusive. “The whole subject of landscape scape."
is a world of illusions; the only thing about
effect on the mind of each particular human