The climax of absurdity to which the art may be carried, when led away from nature by fashion, may be best seen in the works of Boucher... His landscape, of which he was evidently fond, is pastoral; and such pastorality! the pastoral of the Opera house.
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!john keats
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral! When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.john keats
No writer before the middle of the19th century wrote about the working classes other thanasgrotesques oras Pastoral decorations. Then when they were given the vote certain writers started to suck up to them.
O Pastoral heart of England! like a psalmOf green days telling with a quiet beat.
Realm of parables cover: The Spiritual Realm, Natural Phenomena, Animate Nature, and Human Life (aspects of physical, domestic, Pastoral, commercial, civil, social and religious).
When asked by a grumpily puzzled professor what "rules" he followed, Debussy is said to have retorted, mon plaisir "whatever I please" and he further claimed that more was to be gained by watching the sun rise than by listening to the Pastoral Symphony. Although such remarks were intended to shock, they contain a core of Debussyan verity...claude debussy
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