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" To say to the painter, that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player, that he may sit on the piano. "
Overland Monthly: Devoted to the Development of the Country - Page 117
1906
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 269

1911 - 856 pages
...painter of things that are. As the wizard of the "Butterfly Mark" has observed: "To say to the -painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit upon the piano." lmpressionists are consummate draughtsmen, as innumerable portrait and figure pieces,...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 274

1912 - 880 pages
...convenient as it was beautiful Nature and all that humbug? VII. To say to the painter that Nature may be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano. These quotations, taken upon the whole, are very soothing words for any poor devil of an artist to...
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"Ten O'clock,"

James McNeill Whistler - 1888 - 42 pages
...notes, and forms his chords, until he bring forth from chaos glorious harmony. To say to the painter, that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player, that he may sit on the piano. That Nature is always right, is an assertion, artistically, as untrue, as it is one whose truth is...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 48; Volume 111

1888 - 918 pages
...instance, can be happier or more sensible, wittier or more effective, than this ? " To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken 'as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano." Not of course that this is a discovery of Mr. Whistler's ; for the finest and the fullest evidence...
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The Photographic Times: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine ..., Volumes 32-33

1900 - 640 pages
...LEA, in Practical Photographer. NOTES AND NEWS. Look for the joke among the ads. To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano. Whistler. George flason, we regret to announce, died on the sth of June last. He was the head of...
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Memoir and Remains, Volume 2

John Miller Gray - 1895
...clearly means the painter ' finds hints for his own combinations ; ' and that 'to say to the painter that nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.' But we have written enough to show how exceedingly ' full of matter ' is this little pamphlet. With...
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Pen pictures, and how to draw them

Eric Meade - 1895 - 134 pages
...colour and form of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit upon the piano." Whistler illustrates this by making his pictures poems in colours and calling them...
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"Ten O'clock."

James McNeill Whistler - 1896 - 40 pages
...notes, and forms his chords, until he bring forth from chaos glorious harmony. To say to the painter, that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player, that he may sit on the piano. That Nature is always right, is an assertion, artistically, as untrue, as it is one whose truth is...
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Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists, Volume 11

Elbert Hubbard - 1902 - 224 pages
...notes, and forms his chords, until he bring forth from chaos glorious harmony. To say to the painter, that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player, that he may sit on the piano </r iff That Nature is always right, is an assertion, artistically, as untrue, as it is one whose truth...
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Spirals in Nature and Art: A Study of Spiral Formations Based on the ...

Theodore Andrea Cook - 1903 - 290 pages
...form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of the piano," but, " to say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano." the strictly professional architect. On the other hand, though natural forms, unmodified and unrestrained,...
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