The popular standard is of such a character that no artist
can get to it.
Here is the artist
himself improvising, grim and glad, at his block.
thus sufficed for the educational needs of the aristocracy.
This is wonderfully interpreted by the artist
. It is the master-stroke of this imcomparable painting.
For, in the execution of his work, and in giving his orders to another, the true artist
does not regard his own interest, but always that of his subjects; and therefore in order that rulers may be willing to rule, they must be paid in one of three modes of payment: money, or honour, or a penalty for refusing.
, meanwhile, could scarcely lift his head.
But as the artist
lived in a remote suburb, it was decided to take the carriage.
I had reached the conclusion, it will be remembered, that the extra baggage of my friend, the artist
, would prove to be pictures, or at least a picture; for I knew he had been for several weeks in conference with Nicolino:--and now here was a box, which, from its shape, COULD possibly contain nothing in the world but a copy of Leonardo's "Last Supper;" and a copy of this very "Last Supper," done by Rubini the younger, at Florence, I had known, for some time, to be in the possession of Nicolino.
So that picture also vanished back into the obscurity of the artist
Always, in his interviews with Phoebe, the artist
made especial inquiry as to the welfare of Clifford, whom, except at the Sunday festival, he seldom saw.
To my mind the most interesting thing in art is the personality of the artist
; and if that is singular, I am willing to excuse a thousand faults.
Some say it is because they have not a long literary past and are not conventionalized by the usage of many generations of other writers, but this will hardly account for the brotherly directness of their dealing with human nature; the absence of experience elsewhere characterizes the artist
with crudeness, and simplicity is the last effect of knowledge.