The Battle of San Jacinto

McArdle On "Art"

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McArdle on "art"

            A work of art should be Judged

by it's [sic] intrinsic merits — not by its

faults: for the faults of the sublimest work

(and "The Last Judgement [sic]" has defects) may

be seen by the most ignorant (the cobler [sic]

pointed to blunders in the work of Apelles),

while it's [sic] beauties and perfections are

readable alone to the most cultivated

and refined intellects.

But an appreciation of the higher qualities of

art can be acquired alone by long study

and great and continued labor.

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