Great Artists Volume 1: Raphael, Rubens, Murillo and Durer HTML version
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Great Artists, by Jennie Ellis Keysor
EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
NEW YORK CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO
BY EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY,
A WORD TO THE TEACHER.
The following brief sketches are presented in fear and in hope—in fear lest they prove in no
wise adequate for so glorious a subject; in the hope that they may encourage not only the pupil,
but the teacher, to study the lives and the works of the great artists and to make every possible
effort to have copies of masterpieces ever before them to study and to love.
The field of art study is a wonderful one from which to draw for language work. A double
purpose is thus served. Interesting subjects are secured and pupils are given a start in acquiring a
knowledge of the beautiful that fortifies them for the sorrows and cares of life; and, what is even
better, prevents their own life from being commonplace.
Would the teacher wish to study further, a list of valuable reference books is appended to