Read online or download a free book: Saints In Art
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (16 May 2012)
By: Clara Erskine Clement Waters (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ... The picture of St. Christopher bearing the child is by a poor artist, Bono, of Ferrara. The pictures of the Martyrdom of the Saint and the Removal of his Body are interesting examples of the work of that very important fifteenth century master, Andrea Mantegna. A son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini, his style was doubtless influenced by him, and some writers and art critics attribute to Mantegna a great influence on the most famous artists of the Venetian school. In the ' History of Painting in North Italy,' Crowe and Cavalcaselle, we read: 'Here it is that we become fully acquainted with Mantegna's lofty position among artists. Here we mark how much more gifted he was in some senses than the celebrated men of the following century. We compare his giant figure with Titian's David and Goliath, or the Death of Abel in the ceiling of the sacristy of the Salute in Venice, and we perceive that the great Venetian lives on the achievements of the Paduan, content to enjoy the fruit garnered by Mantegna, who for his part fixes rules indispensable to the future expansion of Art.... It was necessary that some one should be found, to level the road leading to perfection: and such an one we justly recognise in Mantegna, who, without sense of spontaneous or ideal grace, and without feeling for colour, had the power and indomitable will of Donatello and Buonarotti.' St. Nicholas of Myra is important, since he is the patron saint of Russia, Bari, Venice, Freiburg, and many other towns and cities. He is also the protector of children, especially of schoolboys, of travellers, merchants, sailors, and poor maidens, as well as a guardain saint against thieves and violence, or losses by robbers. He is best know), to us as Santa Claus, and all over Christendom he is...
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