Arkivet, Thorvaldsens Museum

Kommentar til Thorvaldsens Jason med det gyldne skind som ophævelsen af antikken

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Edward Youngs ord stammer fra Conjectures on Original Composition, i: Collected Works, William Tegg, London 1834, s. 553-4 og citeres i Norman Bryson, Tradition and Desire. From David to Delacroix, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972, s. 30. »… they engross our attention, and prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favour of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us, with this splendour of their renown.«

Sidst opdateret 08.08.2016