Men and Women

Men and Women

by Robert Browning


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Book Excerpt:...ty wheresoever in life it chooses to turn the light of its gaze. So, also, in "Andrea del Sarto," the easy cleverness of the unaspiring craftsman is not embodied apart from the abject relationship which made his very soul a bond- slave to the gross mandates of "the Cousin's whistle." Yet in all three poems the biographic and historic conditionscontributing toward the individualizing of each artist are so unobtrusively epitomized and vitally blended, that, while scarcely any item of specific study of the art and artists of the Renaissance would be out of place in illustrating the essential truth of the portraiture and assisting in the better appreciation of the poem, there is no detail of the workmanship which does not fall into the background as a mere accessory to the dominant figure through whose relationship to his art his station in the past is made clear.This sort of dramatic synthesis of a salient, historical epoch is again strikingly disclosed in the following poem of the Renaissance period...

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ISBN-13: 9781511777629
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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