The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Little Rivers by Henry van Dyke:|
marked power and originality, painted by the son of the innkeeper.
The art schools of Cortina are famous for their beautiful work in
gold and silver filigree, and wood-inlaying. There are nearly two
hundred pupils in these schools, all peasants' children, and they
produce results, especially in intarsia, which are admirable. The
village orchestra, of which I spoke a moment ago, is trained and
led by a peasant's son, who has never had a thorough musical
education. It must have at least twenty-five members, and as we
heard them at the Festa they seemed to play with extraordinary
accuracy and expression.
This Festa gave us a fine chance to see the people of the Ampezzo