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[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Artists made their own souvenirs, carrying back sketchbooks of studies after art
ruins, and the Italian landscape....... The exposure to ancient art
and architecture that was a key component of the Grand Tour encouraged an appreciation for the art
Greece and Rome and set a standard for beauty and culture....... Both 18 th and 19 th century taste revered the art
and culture of the ancients
. The British, in particular, were lured to Italy by their admiration of antiquity and their desire to see firsthand...
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