To start with Translation: Both major translations are excellent in their own way, but some differences are of note. When a translation is done, usually the translator will translate the major language of the text, French in this case, and leave quotes by the author from other languages, mostly Latin in this case, untranslated.
Indeed, looking at his self portraits, we discover the handsome man he was, with his face reflecting the purity of his soul and his intelligence. Self-Portrait, - Detail Museo del Prado, Madrid His contemporaries were impressed by his physical appearance, and his mental and moral qualities, which were no less remarkable.
He studied the art principles, made rigorous theoretical observations, meticulously recorded the results of his investigations, and then he gave the resulting written instructions to his contemporaries.
In the 16th Century, the city was the chief centre of the German artistic life. The revival of the classical spirit of Antiquity inspired the new, original conceptions in art.
The movement influenced the art more than the literature, with engravings, woodcuts, and paintings reflecting the new thinking.
In a typical German fashion, his art sometimes disregards the outward beauty of form, with the main intent of revealing the inner life. The art is subordinated to the revelation of the real, the inward, which latter was the subject of investigation for German philosophers like Kant and Schopenhauer.
He wrote treatises on measurement, fortifications, proportion, and on artistic theory. His most important work is "Human Proportions", containing the results of a life-long, patient study. His Biography is provided both in a short version, and in detail.
Apparently, none of his literary works would reveal any insight into his real heart, everything is written with cold, laconic precision. Was it really cold?
What lies behind that?Project Gutenberg's The Essays of Montaigne, Complete, by Michel de Montaigne This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost . + free ebooks online. Did you know that you can help us produce ebooks by proof-reading just one page a day?
Go to: Distributed Proofreaders. Michel de Montaigne, one of the foremost writers of the French Renaissance and the originator of the genre of the essay, wrote on subjects ranging from friendship .
Montaigne's Essays MICHEL EYQUEM DE MONTAIGNE () Translation by John Florio (). Michel de Montaigne (—) Montaigne himself in the years leading up to his death, which in the eyes of most scholars constitutes the definitive text of the Essays today.
The majority of the last three years of his life were spent at the château. Selected editions of Montaigne’s Essays in French and English. Montaigne, Michel de.
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