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Child-life in Art

Child-life in Art by Estelle M. Hurll
By: (1863-1924)

The poetry of childhood is full of attractiveness to the artist, and many and varied are the forms in which he interprets it. The Christ-child has been his highest ideal. All that human imagination could conceive of innocence and purity and divine loveliness has been shown forth in the delineation of the Babe of Bethlehem. The influence of such art has made itself felt upon all child pictures. It matters not whether the subject be a prince or a street-waif; the true artist sees in him something which is lovable and winning, and transfers it to his canvas for our lasting pleasure.

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[Illustration: THE SISTINE MADONNA. RAPHAEL.]

CHILD LIFE IN ART BY ESTELLE M. HURLL, M.A.

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Children are God's apostles, day by day Sent forth to preach of love and hope and peace. LOWELL.

BOSTON JOSEPH KNIGHT COMPANY 1895

Copyright, 1894, BY JOSEPH KNIGHT COMPANY.

University Press: JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE, U.S.A.

PREFACE.

The subject of this little book is its best claim upon public favor. Child life in every form appeals with singular force to the sympathies of all. In palace and in cottage, in the city and in the country, childhood reigns supreme by the divine right of love. No monarch rules more mightily than the infant sovereign in the Kingdom of Home, and none more beneficently. His advent brings a bit of heaven into our midst, and we become more gentle and tender for the sacred influence. Every phase of the growing young life is beautiful and interesting to us. Every new mood awakens in us a sense of awe before unfolding possibilities for good or evil... Continue reading book >>


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