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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859 is a collection of literary works from various authors that offers a diverse range of content. From essays to poems to short stories, this volume has something for every reader to enjoy.

One standout piece is an essay that discusses the impact of technological advancements on society, providing thought-provoking insights on the consequences of progress. Another highlight is a haunting poem that delves into themes of love and loss, evoking a range of emotions in the reader.

Overall, this volume is a well-curated collection of works that showcases the talent of various authors from the time period. Readers will find themselves engrossed in the different voices and perspectives presented throughout the pages, making for a truly captivating reading experience.

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THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY.

A MAGAZINE OF LITERATURE, ART, AND POLITICS.

VOL. IV. SEPTEMBER, 1859. NO. XXIII.

THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ARY SCHEFFER.

No painter of this age has made so deep an impression on the popular mind of America as Ary Scheffer. Few, if any other contemporary artists are domesticated at our firesides, and known and loved in our remotest villages and towns. Only a small number, indeed, of his original works have been exhibited here, yet engravings from them are not only familiar to every person of acknowledged taste and culture, but are dear to the hearts of many who scarcely know the artist's name. Young maidens delight in their tender pathos, and the suffering heart is consoled and elevated by their pure and lofty religious aspiration. An effect so great must have an adequate and peculiar cause; and we shall not have far to seek for it, but shall find it in the aim and character of the artist. Scheffer has two prominent qualities, by which he has won his place in the popular estimation. The first is his sentiment. His works are full of simple, tender pathos. His pictures always tell their story, first to the eye, next to the heart and soul of the beholder. His admirable knowledge of composition is always subordinate to expression. His meaning is not merely historical or poetical, but is true to life and every day experience... Continue reading book >>


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