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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM AND ART.

222 those

in

where quarries abound, than

countries

country such

and mire.

consists of clay

can

therefore,

in a

where the ground

Netherlands,

the

as

Poetry, music, and painting,

alone be considered here, as the three

most independent of

free arts that are

natural data.

all

This does not imply that the Flemish and Dutch hold a position of honor

hall fails to

all its

city-

own among

Louvain and Middleburg,

the creations of architecture.

Antwerp and Amsterdam still bear witness to what Dutch art wrought in stone. And he who has seen the statues in Antwerp and at the tomb <jf William the Silent, carved by Quellinus and by De Keyzers, does not question the abiUty of our

But

this

subject

is

artists of the chisel.

the objection that the style of

to

our City-Hall was found long before Calvinism made its

appearance in the Netherlands, and

its

later

development,

it

even

that,

in

exhibits no single feature that

By

can remind one of Calvinism.

virtue of

its

principle

Calvinism built no cathedrals, no palaces and no am-

and was

phitheatres,

niches

unable

populate

to

of these gigantic buildings

the vacant

with sculptured or-

naments. Indeed, the merits of Calvinism, with respect to

Not

are to be found elsewhere. exclusively

in

the

more

in the objective,

the

human mind.

mention,

should

in

have

our own

to

Dutch

have

I

to

Litterature,

you for

in

want

rise in

can make no further

To

connection. disclose

spontaneous

their

Of poetry

this

but

subjective arts which, not de-

pending upon the patronage of wealth and not of the marble quarry,

art,

that

the

purpose treasures

the narrow

I

of

bounds

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 226

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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