The Battle of San Jacinto

McArdle On "Art"

Back      Forward

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.

Back      Forward

Jump to:

Introduction | The Notebooks | The Paintings | The Artist


How to Use This Site | About the Digitization

Index of Subjects


Home

McArdle On "Art," The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Page last modified: March 30, 2011