sábado, 22 de novembro de 2008

Quillebeuf, Mouth of the Seine

Pintura de Turner (Museu Gulbenkian, Lisboa).
(...) every nation, perhaps every generation, has in all probability some peculiar gift, some particular character of mind, enabling it to do something different from, or something in some sort better than, what has been before done (...), the greatest minds of existing nations, if exerted with the same industry, passion, and honest aim as those of past time, have a chance in their particular walk of doing something as great, or, taking advantage of former example into account, even greater and better (...).
John Ruskin, 1900.
In C. Harrison, P. Wood e J. Gaiger, Art in Theory 1815-1900, Blackwell Publishers, 1998.

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