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Excerpt from Goethe's Travels in Italy: Together With His Second Residence in Rome and Fragments on Italy
Oh, how happy I find the spectators! They think them selves so clever; they find out what is right. So also the amateurs, the connoisseurs. You cannot imagine what a comfortable people it is, while the good artist has always to sing a humble note. I have, however, lately a disgust I cannot express when I hear any one judge who is not a pro duoer. Like tobacco smoke his speech at once sickens me.
Angelica has done herself a pleasure, and bought two pictures, one of Titian, the other of Paris Bordone, both at a high price. Being so rich that she does not consume her income, and yearly earns more into the bargain, she is to be praised for procuring herself something which gives her pleasure and raises her art-zeal. So soon as she had the pictures in the house she commenced painting in a new manner, to try how certain excellencies in those masters might be appropriated. She is indefatigable not only for work but also for study. It is for her a great pleasure to see things of art.
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