Joys that come to us after the capacity for enjoyment is dead, are but
Grief can take care of itself, but to get full value of a joy you must
have somebody to divide it with.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because
we are not the person involved.
Clara & Susy courtesy of
The figure symbolizes solemn joy. It is severely Greek, therefore does not
call details of drapery or other factitious helps to its aid, but depends wholly
upon grace of action and symmetry of contour for its effects. It is intended
to be viewed from the south or southeast, and I think that that is best; for
while it expresses more and larger joy when viewed from the east or the north,
the features of the face are too much foreshortened and wormy when viewed from
that point. That thing in the right hand is not a skillet; it is a tambourine.
- "Instructions in Art"
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