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Bernard Berenson
(1865-1959) born on
Jun 26
US art historian. He was a noted Italian Renaissance expert; wrote "Drawings of the Florentine Painters," 1903.
         
   
F
I am only a picture-taster, the way others are wine-or tea-tasters.

R
When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
A
From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament. . . . The dream implied taking life ritually as something holy.
N
German is of stone, limestone, pudding stone, marble, granite even, and so to a considerable degree is English, whereas French is bronze and gives out a metallic resonance with tones that neither German nor English tolerate.
K
Government is the art of the momentary feasible, of the least bad attainable, and not of the rationally most desirable.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Sunset and Twilight," 1963.
R: "Sunset and Twilight.'
A: "The Passionate Sightseer," 1960.
N: In "Being Bernard Berenson," by Meryle Secrest, 1979.
K: "Rumor and Reflection."
   


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