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By William Gilpin

Clergyman, schoolmaster and author on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is healthier recognized for his works at the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, released in 1768 and reissued during this sequence, he outlined picturesque as 'a time period expressive of that extraordinary form of attractiveness, that's agreeable in a picture'. First released in 1804, the current paintings is one in all a chain which documents his reflections at the picturesque throughout British landscapes. It strains the adventure he made in 1774, built with computer and sketching fabrics, alongside England's south coast from Portsmouth to Dover and Canterbury through Brighton, Rye and Romney Marsh. He describes his impressions of recognized landmarks reminiscent of the South Downs, Petworth condo, Dover citadel and Canterbury Cathedral, and comprises a number of reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings. The better half volumes of Observations on different elements of england also are reissued within the Cambridge Library assortment.

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Could one sum this up. Marc Chagall, by saying that matter is abstraction for you, in that you have to do two things: transcend matter, for it to become a word, look or sound; 48 and move people by creating something which is surprised to discover its own tragedy and joy, its witchcraft and charms, its doubts and ignorance and certainty a creation that finds itself believing in its own original mystery and therefore innocence Whence — . . the birth of love. — Beautifully put! V. C. thirty years, work been clear that your it's organized in the form of successive cycles, including espeeverything you did for Le Message Biblique the themes un- is — cially fold and follow on in an organic, spiritual rhythm which could be taken as a counterpart to the cycles of the zodiac, or the wheeling constellations, or the cosmic movements which pervade the Bible Did these appear without your realizing deliberately introduce them into your painting?

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