Harry," said Basil Hallward, looking him straight in the face, "every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist
, not of the sitter.
There was a man, there was a woman,' he seemed to say, and he stood up to the task of comprehension with the delight of an artist
in his art.
Passepartout therefore decided to wait several hours; and, as he was sauntering along, it occurred to him that he would seem rather too well dressed for a wandering artist
There are better artists
in France, but France has no one whose view of life is so large, so varied, so imaginatively true.
To drive her from a place that in some sense belonged to her was not only to insult her, but to cause her a species of artistic pain; for all artists
have a spot of predilection where they work.
There was an artist
who dined at intervals at Bredin's Parisian Cafe, and, as the artistic temperament was too impatient to be suited by Jeanne's leisurely methods, it had fallen to Paul to wait upon him.
The Italian artists
painted Italian Virgins, the Dutch painted Dutch Virgins, the Virgins of the French painters were Frenchwomen--none of them ever put into the face of the Madonna that indescribable something which proclaims the Jewess, whether you find her in New York, in Constantinople, in Paris, Jerusalem, or in the empire of Morocco.
But underlying this thought, the first and most simple one, no doubt, there was in our opinion another, newer one, a corollary of the first, less easy to perceive and more easy to contest, a view as philosophical and belonging no longer to the priest alone but to the savant and the artist
The history of painting was full of artists
who had earned nothing at all.
Romanticism, which has helped to fill some dull blanks with love and knowledge, had not yet penetrated the times with its leaven and entered into everybody's food; it was fermenting still as a distinguishable vigorous enthusiasm in certain long-haired German artists
at Rome, and the youth of other nations who worked or idled near them were sometimes caught in the spreading movement.
She was fresh from her studies in New York, where she had met authors and artists
at the house of the Carey sisters, and had even once seen my adored Curtis somewhere, though she had not spoken with him.
Meanwhile he had formed friendships with the slightly younger artists
William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and they established a company for the manufacture of furniture and other articles, to be made beautiful as well as useful, and thus to aid in spreading the esthetic sense among the English people.