Jupiter and Juno on Mount Ida 1804–5. James Barry.

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“Jamais le désir d’une déesse ou d’une femme n’a dompté ainsi tout mon cœur.”
Beauté d’Héra. Homère, Iliade, XIV, v.170-186.

 


“Jamais le désir d’une déesse ou d’une femme n’a dompté ainsi tout mon cœur.”

“As an artist, Barry was more distinguished for the strength of his conceptions, and for his resolute and persistent determination to apply himself only to great subjects, than for his skill in designing or for beauty in his colouring. His drawing is not especially good, his colouring ordinary. He was impulsive; sometimes morose, sometimes sociable and urbane; jealous of his contemporaries, and yet capable of pronouncing a splendid eulogy on Reynolds.”

james-barry

About James Barry : a persistent determination to apply himself only to great subject. ( The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.)

 

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