Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Path to Greatness

Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), "Thoughts on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and the Art of Sculpture," tr. David Carter, Johann Joachim Winckelmann on Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (Rochester: Camden House, 2013), pp. 31-55 (at 32):
The only way for us to become great, and, if indeed it is possible, inimitable, is through the imitation of the ancients...

Der einzige Weg für uns, groß, ja, wenn es möglich ist, unnachahmlich zu werden, ist die Nachahmung der Alten...

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