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It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.
Followed as he followed it, with a skilful reticence, in a kind of social chiaroscuro, it was still possible for the polite to call him a professional painter.
These two points accomplished, he went in search of the painter who was to paint the sign; and he was soon found.
By Servin's invitation, the officer had seated himself on a divan, and the painter, after removing the sling which supported the arm of his guest, was undoing the bandages in order to dress the wound.
Then the son said: 'Now will I show her to you in her own form,' and wished that she might become a maiden, and she stood there looking so beautiful that no painter could have made her look more so.
He knew that there were societies where painters and poets and novelists and men of science, and even great actors, were as sought after as Dukes; he had often pictured to himself what it would have been to live in the intimacy of drawing-rooms dominated by the talk of Merimee
which rescued the unknown painter from oblivion and blazed the trail which succeeding writers, with more or less docility, have followed.
Applying himself, heart and soul, to his work, the painter Lebrun, covered with perspiration, stained with paint, pale from fatigue and the inspiration of genius, was putting the last finishing touches with his rapid brush.
and my function is to paint--and as a painter I have a conception which is altogether genialisch, of your great-aunt or second grandmother as a subject for a picture; therefore, the universe is straining towards that picture through that particular hook or claw which it puts forth in the shape of me-- not true?
Browning was a mere boy, it is recorded that he debated within himself whether he should not become a painter or a musician as well as a poet.
The young painter would evidently explode if he could not make use of his arms.
Van Baerle was but a painter, a sort of fool who tried to reproduce and disfigure on canvas the wonders of nature.