The Works of John Ruskin: The elements of drawing. The elements of perspective. Aratra pentelici

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J. Wiley, 1889

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Page 102 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm : for love is strong as death ; jealousy is cruel as the grave : the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame...
Page 153 - ... you will find in practice, that brilliancy of hue, and vigour of light, and even the aspect of transparency in shade, are essentially dependent on this character alone ; hardness, coldness, and opacity resulting far more from equality of colour than from nature of colour.
Page xi - I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love Nature, than teach the looking at Nature that they may learn to draw.
Page 190 - Now in art every colour has an opponent colour, which, if brought near it, will relieve it more completely than any other ; so, also, every form and line may be made more striking to the eye by an opponent form or line near them ; a curved line is set off by a straight...
Page 136 - God, by which the heavens were of old, and the earth, standing out of the water and in the water...
Page 178 - Rivers in this way are just like wise men, who keep one side of their life for play and another for work ; and can be brilliant, and chattering, and transparent when they are at ease, and yet take deep counsel on the other side when they set themselves to the main purpose.
Page 167 - Thus a musician composes an air, by putting notes together in certain relations ; a poet composes a poem, by putting thoughts and words in pleasant order ; and a painter a picture, by putting thoughts, forms, and colours in pleasant order. In all these cases, observe, an intended unity must be the result of composition. A paviour cannot be said to compose the heap of stones which he empties from his cart, nor the sower the handful of seed which he scatters from his hand. It is the essence of composition...

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