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  • And, as he wandered among the ruins made one with Nature in their decay, or gazed on the Praxitelean shapes that throng the Vatican, the Capitol, and the palaces of Rome, his soul imbibed forms of loveliness which became a portion of itself.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The Venus of the Capitol is a Roman version of the Praxitelean statue; it differs in attitude.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Praxitelean cult of beauty for its own sake, the passion and dramatic force of Scopas, and the preference for allegorical subjects and for statues of colossal size which we may see, as well as many higher qualities, in the art of Lysippus.

    Religion and Art in Ancient Greece

  • He had wavy black hair, of raven black, a dark olive complexion, flushed, in spite of haphazard nourishment and nights spent on the stone floor of the reeking scullery, with the warm blood of health, great liquid black eyes, and the exquisitely delicate features of a young Praxitelean god.

    The Fortunate Youth

  • 'The charm of the Roman climate helped to clothe his thoughts in greater beauty than they had ever worn before; and as he wandered among the ruins, made one with nature in their decay, or gazed on the Praxitelean shapes that throng the Vatican, the Capitol, and the palaces of Rome, his soul imbibed forms of loveliness which became a portion of itself.

    Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama.

  • To Tess's horror the dark queen began stripping off the bodice of her gown -- which for the added reason of its ridiculed condition she was only too glad to be free of -- till she had bared her plump neck, shoulders, and arms to the moonshine, under which they looked as luminous and beautiful as some Praxitelean creation, in their possession of the faultless rotundities of a lusty country girl.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The graceful, leaning pose and the soft beauty of the youthful face and flesh are characteristically Praxitelean.

    A History of Greek Art

  • In the Palermo copy of the other Praxitelean satyr (Fig. 154) the right arm is modern, but the restoration is substantially correct.

    A History of Greek Art

  • To Tess's horror the dark queen began stripping off the bodice of her gown -- which for the added reason of its ridiculed condition she was only too glad to be free of -- till she had bared her plump neck, shoulders, and arms to the moonshine, under which they looked as luminous and beautiful as some Praxitelean creation, in their possession of the faultless rotundities of a lusty country-girl.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • And, as he wandered among the ruins made one with Nature in their decay, or gazed on the Praxitelean shapes that throng the

    The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley — Volume 1

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