THE DIFFERENT ARTS AS REPRESENTING DIFFERENT
PHASES OF MENTAL CONCEPTION -- Continued.
Persuasion and Oratory -- The Conditions of Mind Represented in the Arts of Sight -- In Landscape Gardening -- In Painting -- The Different Conditions Expressed in Poetry and in Painting -- Bearings of this Fact upon Poetry -- Theory of Lessing -- Objection to the Theory -- Importance of the Theory Illustrated in Poetry -- Other Examples -- Applied to Methods of Poetic Description -- By Talfourd -- Crabbe -- Wordsworth -- Tennyson -- Some Subjects Unfit for Paintings -- Others -- Allegorical Paintings -- Same Subjects Possible to Poetry and Painting, if Treated Differently -- Painting can Suggest More Movement than Sculpture -- And, on Account of Colour, More Variety in the Number and Sizes of Objects; also More Minuteness and Triviality - Architecture as Originated -- As Influenced by Methods of Painting and of Sculpture -- Deterioration on Account of This -- Recapitulation with Reference to Forms of Representation in Arts of Sight -- Correspondences between Architecture and Music -- Conclusion.
LET us go back now to the illustration of the man in the crowd. After words have given expression to his sentiments, and other men have begun to express theirs, he is apt to discover that in some regards they differ from him. At first, however, this feeling is overbalanced by another. The man imagines that if he can only represent clearly and forcibly his own notions, he will be able to persuade others to agree with him. This will be recognised to be the motive prompting to oratory, -- an art which can appropriately be mentioned here, because it forms a connecting link between poetry and