Title: On colour, and on the necessity for a general diffusion of taste among all classes : with remarks on laying out dressed geometrical gardens, examples of good and bad taste, illustrated by woodcuts and coloured plates in contrast
Year: 1858 (1850s)
Authors: Wilkinson, John Gardner, 1797-1875
Subjects: Color Decoration and ornament Gardens
Publisher: London : J. Murray
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute
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oys of that master, and such like subjects, find far moreadmirers in this country than his sacred pictures. It is not surprising that the uninstructed should begin byadmiring what they can understand; and this shows thenecessity of that tuition which may enable them to appreciatea higher class of art. The most refined nations began withthe rudest designs, before they were capable of producing thenobler conceptions of a more advanced age. Improvement isthe result of time and study; and perfection in the knowledge,as well as in the practice, of art can only be brought aboutby gradual steps.] The same tendency causes the majority ofthe people to feel an interest in specimens of natural historyat a museum, in preference to works of art; and the largestcrowd at the Great Exhibition of 1851 was collected about thestuffed animals, and the illustrated story of Kenard-the-Fox. 45. [But, for the present, I wish particularly to directattention to ornamental design and art-manufactures; and (18.)
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Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3. Fig. 4. following out the negative process, I shall introduce somefaulty objects which are to be avoided ; beginning with thosethat err chiefly in want of proportion, as in the four given in §45. FORMS OF VASES. 249 the preceding woodcut (18), which are too lengthy for theirbreadth.] It may also be useful to compare them with some of thegraceful Greek vases, and to see how disagreeable is their de- Oi ^S
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