While we give it credit only for depicting
the merest surface, it actually brings out the secret character with a truth that no painter would ever venture upon, even could he detect it.
I do not pretend to plead the immunities of my order so highly as this; but neither will I allow that the author of a modern antique romance is obliged to confine himself to the introduction of those manners only which can be proved to have absolutely existed in the times he is depicting
, so that he restrain himself to such as are plausible and natural, and contain no obvious anachronism.
The same recollection of his master may have been present to the mind of Plato when depicting
the sufferings of the Just in the Republic.
the most general phases of the development of the proletariat, we traced the more or less veiled civil war, raging within existing society, up to the point where that war breaks out into open revolution, and where the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie lays the foundation for the sway of the proletariat.
That one word, my dear Watson, should have told me the whole story had I been the ideal reasoner which you are so fond of depicting
The facades of the buildings fronting upon the avenue within the wall were richly carven, and about the windows and doors were ofttimes set foot-wide borders of precious stones, intricate mosaics, or tablets of beaten gold bearing bas-reliefs depicting
what may have been bits of the history of this forgotten people.
For this new edition adds to the original merits of the work the very substantial charm of abundant illustrations, first-rate in subject and execution, and of three kinds--copper-plate likenesses of actors and other personages connected with theatrical history; a series of delicate, picturesque, highly detailed woodcuts of theatrical topography, chiefly the little old theatres; and, by way of tail-pieces to the chapters, a second series of woodcuts of a vigour and reality of information, within very limited compass, which make one think of Callot and the German  "little masters," depicting
Garrick and other famous actors in their favourite scenes.
Here is one of Jane Andrews' stories depicting
her heroine as sleeping in a beautiful white satin nightdress trimmed with seed pearls.
The art of depicting
nature as it is seem by toads.
These qualities, it is true, are those pre-eminently of the "Works and Days": the literary values of the "Theogony" are of a more technical character, skill in ordering and disposing long lists of names, sure judgment in seasoning a monotonous subject with marvellous incidents or episodes, and no mean imagination in depicting
the awful, as is shown in the description of Tartarus (ll.
There were mural paintings, too, depicting
great historic events of the past.
Realism, in the broad sense, means simply the presentation of the actual, depicting
life as one sees it, objectively, without such selection as aims deliberately to emphasize some particular aspects, such as the pleasant or attractive ones.