The latter object, being more successfully depicted by the artist
, stood out in far greater prominence than the sacred volume.
And while the late steamer Big Missouri worked and sweated in the sun, the retired artist
sat on a barrel in the shade close by, dangled his legs, munched his apple, and planned the slaughter of more innocents.
The sitting began; and Harriet, smiling and blushing, and afraid of not keeping her attitude and countenance, presented a very sweet mixture of youthful expression to the steady eyes of the artist
or is she just the usual lady landscape artist
, with a more than usual taste in lingerie?
is much encouraged and esteemed by the whole fraternity.
In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist
himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement and gave rise to so many strange conjectures.
There was a man, there was a woman,' he seemed to say, and he stood up to the task of comprehension with the delight of an artist
in his art.
At once I drink to the health of the artist
who painted the picture worthy of Gay, because I love all that is "sublime and beautiful.
Renan; a supreme artist
, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand 'under the shelter of the wall,' as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world.
It was only his apprenticed boys whose irrepressible spirits were not affected by the solemn and respectable mediocrity of that artist
was not at this time engaged on an original sketch, his subject being a venerable savage, whose tattooing had become somewhat faded with age and needed a few repairs, and accordingly he was merely employed in touching up the works of some of the old masters of the Typee school, as delineated upon the human canvas before him.
On entering the shop, the artist
glanced at the inflexible image of king, commander, dame, and allegory, that stood around, on the best of which might have been bestowed the questionable praise that it looked as if a living man had here been changed to wood, and that not only the physical, but the intellectual and spiritual part, partook of the stolid transformation.