, meanwhile, could scarcely lift his head.
From the point of view of subject, a healthy work of art is one the choice of whose subject is conditioned by the temperament of the artist
, and comes directly out of it.
But as the artist
lived in a remote suburb, it was decided to take the carriage.
Art should exhilarate, and throw down the walls of circumstance on every side, awakening in the beholder the same sense of universal relation and power which the work evinced in the artist
, and its highest effect is to make new artists
Servin, one of our most distinguished artists
, was the first to conceive of the idea of opening a studio for young girls who wished to take lessons in painting.
Adelaide Curtis, of Albany, was the artist
's wife's mother,--but then I looked upon the whole address as a mystification, intended especially for myself.
It will lead him, in the most logical progression, to what, in the eyes of artists
, would be a most illogical conclusion.
Give them a picture with a good large ruin, fancy trees, prancing nymphs, and a watery sky; dirty it down dexterously to the right pitch; put it in an old frame; call it a Claude; and the sphere of the Old Master is enlarged, the collector is delighted, the picture-dealer is enriched, and the neglected modern artist
claps a joyful hand on a well-filled pocket.
As to the main point,--may we never live to doubt it!--as to the better centuries that are coming, the artist
was surely right.
He regretted that Fate had allowed him so little time for such work; but after all, he reflected, all great artists
had had their struggles--so why not he?
"Oh, my dear fellow, if you want to be a gentleman you must give up being an artist
. They've got nothing to do with one another.
And when the artist
is benefited by receiving pay the advantage is gained by an additional use of the art of pay, which is not the art professed by him?