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21.08.2017

'The light in the depth of the Temple': Wordsworth and Rembrandt

by Brian Miller   The sculptor Auguste Rodin once denied the suggestion that he shared an ounce of genius with that Dutch nonesuch: “Compare me with Rembrandt! What sacrilege! With Rembrandt, the colossus of Art! We should prostrate ourselves before Rembrandt and never compare anyone with him!”   The imperative to place Rembrandt on a […]

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18.06.2015

William Hazlitt as painter and lecturer

by Colin Silver The miscreant Hazlitt continues, I have heard, his abuse of… myself, in the ‘Examiner’. I hope that you do not associate with the fellow; he is not a proper person to be admitted into respectable society, being the most perverse and malevolent creature that ill-luck has ever thrown in my way.                                      […]

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