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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 02, December, 1857   By:

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In this issue of The Atlantic Monthly, readers will find a diverse range of thought-provoking articles, essays, and stories that cover a wide variety of topics. From discussions on current events and politics to personal reflections on life and society, this publication offers a unique blend of perspectives that will keep readers engaged and entertained.

One standout piece in this issue is an essay that delves into the complexities of international relations and the importance of diplomacy in maintaining peace and stability around the world. The author provides thought-provoking insights into the challenges facing global leaders and offers valuable suggestions for improving international cooperation.

Another highlight of this issue is a personal essay that explores the author's experiences living in a rapidly changing world. Through poignant anecdotes and reflections, the author captures the sense of uncertainty and possibility that defines our modern era, offering readers a glimpse into the complexities of contemporary life.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 02, December, 1857 is a must-read for anyone interested in thought-provoking literature and engaging storytelling. With its diverse range of topics and perspectives, this publication offers something for everyone and is sure to leave readers with plenty to ponder long after they have finished reading.

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The only part of this ancient church which escaped destruction by fire in 1771 was, most fortunately, the famous Brancacci chapel. Here are the frescos by Masolino da Panicale, who died in the early part of the fifteenth century, the Preaching of Saint Peter, and the Healing of the Sick. His scholar, Masaccio, (1402 1443,) continued the series, the completion of which was entrusted to Filippino Lippi, son of Fra Filippo.

No one can doubt that the hearty determination evinced by Masolino and Masaccio to deal with actual life, to grapple to their souls the visible forms of humanity, and to reproduce the types afterwards in new, vivid, breathing combinations of dignity and intelligent action, must have had an immense effect upon the course of Art. To judge by the few and somewhat injured specimens of these masters which are accessible, it is obvious that they had much more to do in forming the great schools of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, than a painter of such delicate, but limited genius as that of Fra Angelico could possibly have. Certainly, the courage and accuracy exhibited in the nude forms of Adam and Eve expelled from paradise, and the expressive grace in the group of Saint Paul conversing with Saint Peter in prison, where so much knowledge and power of action are combined with so much beauty, all show an immense advance over the best works of the preceding three quarters of a century... Continue reading book >>

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