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Baudelaire compared the great names in art to lighthouses posted along the track of historic time. The simile, as he used it, seiz ...
In public buildings set aside for the care and maintenance of the goods of the middle ages, a staff of civil service art attendant ...
A nation is not a person, but it manifests certain personal traits, especially since it is a more organic phenomenon than a state. ...
Quite apart from any conscious program, the great cultural historians have always been historical morphologists: seekers after the ...
Looked upon with historical objectivity, the Catholic Church as a religion has far better prospects. Consider its unified, world-w ...
Henry Adams and Henry James invite obvious comparisons. Exact contemporaries on the American literary scene, both were beguiled by ...
Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself, in the possibility of control o ...
The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is t ...
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art--that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, express ...
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