The various arts
may be doing their own business and benefiting that over which they preside, but would the artist receive any benefit from his art
unless he were paid as well?
Thus, historically viewed, it has been the office of art
to educate the perception of beauty.
His contention is that racing, without time allowances for anything else but tonnage - that is, for size - has fostered the fine art
of sailing to the pitch of perfection.
There is another art
which imitates by means of language alone, and that either in prose or verse--which, verse, again, may either combine different metres or consist of but one kind--but this has hitherto been without a name.
Upon the other hand, whenever a community or a powerful section of a community, or a government of any kind, attempts to dictate to the artist what he is to do, Art
either entirely vanishes, or becomes stereotyped, or degenerates into a low and ignoble form of craft.
This magnificent art
produced by the Vandals has been slain by the academies.
The Stones of Venice' is an, impassioned exposition of the beauty of Venetian Gothic architecture, and here as always Ruskin expresses his vehement preference for the Gothic art
of the Middle Ages as contrasted with the less original and as it seems to him less sincere style of the Renaissance.
It is astonishing how much the Art
-- or I may almost call it instinct -- of Sight Recognition is developed by the habitual practice of it and by the avoidance of the custom of "Feeling".
And my advice to the rich young man would be--sell all thou hast, and give it to the poor--janitor for the privilege of living in a flat with your Art
and your Delia.
With his disinterested passion for art
, he had a real desire to call the attention of the wise to a talent which was in the highest degree original; but he was too good a journalist to be unaware that the "human interest" would enable him more easily to effect his purpose.
To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an army drawn up in calm and confident array:--this is the art
of studying circumstances.
mistaken," said Zarathustra sympathetically, and held him fast; "thou art