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" The Italian, attends only to the invariable, the great and general ; ideas which are fixed and inherent in universal nature; the Dutch, on the contrary, to literal truth and a minute exactness in the detail, as I may say, of nature modified by accident.... "
The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: ... to which is Prefixed, a ... - Page 131
by Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1846 - 495 pages
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The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Volume 21

English philology - 1922
...it will be recalled, Reynolds prefers the Italian painters to the Dutch, because the Italians attend "only to the invariable, the great and general ideas...which are fixed and inherent in universal nature; the Dutch . . . to literal truth and a minute exactness in the detail."4*0 The opposition of the invariable...
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