John Shearman Famous Quotes & Sayings

4 John Shearman Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Changing prejudice often inverts the value of words while preserving most of their sense; virtues are turned into vices, artistic qualities become defects. John Shearman Sayings: Changing prejudice often inverts the value of words while preserving most of their sense; virtues
When a Mannerist artist breaks rules he does so on the basis of knowledge and not of ignorance. A considerable amount of North European architecture of the sixteenth century must be excluded for these reasons. John Shearman Sayings: When a Mannerist artist breaks rules he does so on the basis of knowledge and
If we say that a person has style we may wish to imply that he is unnatural, affected, self-conscious or ostentatious. In the sixteenth century 'maniera' was generally a desirable attribute of a work of art, but this positive aspect was accompanied by the realization of the negative one that correspond to what we now call, derogatively, stylization. John Shearman Sayings: If we say that a person has style we may wish to imply that he
The modern tendency towards increasing specialization in all branches of research and scholarship has discouraged comparative studies of the arts; and what we seldom do we generally distrust. But our distrust of analogies was not shared by the sixteenth century, which inherited from antiquity a habit of drawing parallels as a matter of course. John Shearman Sayings: The modern tendency towards increasing specialization in all branches of research and scholarship has discouraged