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MICHAEL ANGELO. It makes her look as she will look hereafter, When she becomes a saint!
MICHAEL ANGELO. Ah, these old hands can fashion fairer shapes In marble, and can paint diviner pictures, Since I have known her.
And you like this picture; And yet it is in oils, which you detest.
When that barbarian Jan Van Eyck discov
ered The use of oil in painting, he degraded His art into a handicraft, and made it Sign-painting, merely, for a country in Or wayside wine-shop. 'T is an art for wo
men, Or for such leisurely and idle people As you, Fra Bastiano. Nature paints not In oils, but frescoes the great dome of heaven With sunsets, and the lovely forms of clouds And flying vapors.