ISBN-13: 9781108028103 / Angielski / Miękka / 2011 / 210 str.
This influential work of 1818 by dilettante and critic Richard Payne Knight (1751 1824) has stood the test of time. The study investigates the sexual symbolism of the art of different religions, providing a key to the mythology of the ancients and fostering a clear understanding of the canons and principles of art. An eminent art historian, collector and textual critic, Knight led the way in convincing British taste that Roman art was inferior to Greek, arguing that Greek art was the more authentic and original. Here, he calls for more correct versions of Homer, Plato and other Hellenic writers, to obtain accurate perceptions of Grecian ideas. Demonstrating his in-depth knowledge of classical architecture and literature, and drawing upon his considerable resources as a collector, Knight analyses the genetic character of symbols, and the patterns of their occurrence in different cultures."
The eminent art historian and textual critic Richard Payne Knight (1751-1824) investigates the sexual symbolism present in the art of different cultures. The renowned 1818 comparative study provides a key to the mythology of the ancients, and fosters an understanding of the canons and principles of art.