Royal Academy, fourth notice
|Topic||Royal Academy, fourth notice|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||Leighton's sculpture best|
77 June 16 Academy
Royal Academy Exhibition, fourth notice.
Rossetti, William M. "The Royal Academy Exhibition." Academy (June 16, 1877): 539. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti pronounces Sir Frederick Leighton's sculpture to be the best of the exhibition and further, he finds it noteworthy that the sculpture was done by a painter. Rossetti discusses the statue and how it was planned, executed and the way in which it expresses the sculptor's intent.
Rossetti discusses a sculpture by Aimé-Jules Dalou in a similar manner, adding a side note regarding Rossetti's appraisal of Marie Antoinette's character. He also discusses Thomas Woolner's exhibited statuary, then proceeds to Water-Colours. In that section, he uses a comparison to Poe contrasted with Coleridge to illustrate a point about painting. There is a further section of essentially mentions only of water-colour artists and their works without critical discussion.
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