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MATTERS of ART
The Spring Academy ? Mr.
Paintings and Prints.
The aoaaon draws near t" its close,
and as it ?iocs ?-<? it growa busier than
ever, in their mere numerical weigh 1
the current exhibitions are nlmosl be?
yond belief. Everywhere there tire
plctureg and sun more plcturea Evi
?lentlv there are n?>t t<??> man?. In
?Itiiry here ami there has ?lis?dosed the
fait that this has been a winter of
many sal?'?-. The Aoaociatlon of Ameri?
?an Paint? rs ami Bculptora made on
aatonishing r<'.?ir.i in this regard wll i
its recent International show, and In
other quarters ???<? have heard <'f simi?
lar g??<>d fortune, -Doubtless, too, in
the iKxi few \\<?kr pre trill hear "?'
more of this prosperity. Th?? exhib?
ti?.n of the Ten Annni an Painters ???n
Unuea at the Montroaa Gallery and th?
Aoa.leinv, as we note b. low, is in fofl
swine at the Fine Arts Building. It 's
interesting t?. observe, by the way, that
Fo much txf the prevailing activity la
concerned with the \vrks of our ne?
tlvc artists, (?no of th?? auctions <?f th?
year still to conn? will he ?lev?te.1 en?
tirely to American pictures'. This is
th?- sai?? of the collection belonging to
Mr. William T. fcvaita, which will tt-u
k? s the grace In Mr. P, L, Mora's ?por?
trait <?f his wife, the vivactoua mod.r
nit> <?f Mr Hagglna'a "Mile. <;i??ri;? do
Maury," the i?kIh. ac<<?mpiisii??i ele
gance "f Mrs. Blumenacheln'a "Hose."
the simple acheme <?t' ton?? in Mr. Qau?
ley's "Betty" and th?' inspiriting vigor
in Miss Josephine ?Paddock's "Miss
Trelawney." We might cheerfully rx
t? nil the list s<? as to Include the por?
traits i'\ M. .lean McLane, John <'. Jo?
hanaen, "a1?' T. Braedley, Atlelalde Cole
?'lias. ?Sergent Kendall, W, II. ?'has.'
and ??ne or two othera But, it the
?truth be told, th?**oe paintings, accept?
able as they are, provide no very orig?
inal ??r delightful sensations Th?- only
one of them all thai is mot?' tli.in mo
mentarllj beguiling is tin? "Girl" <?f Mr.
G<eorge Bellowa Thai, in its' ?lirions
fusion of the Influence <>f Mane! with
the Influence of Whlatler, a fusion that
nevertheleai is i*?ompatible with a cer?
tain very personal savor, is on?' <>f the
m??st thoroughly artistic things in the
Subject Pictures, in the Studio
and in the Open Air.
There ?tre m? subjecl plcturea ?>f any
potable substartrce, but there are nol .1
few examples <>f Interestini craftsman?
ship in which the tlcur?? is made to
THE WINTKY BUN.
(From the painting by \V. K. BehoAold in the Spring Academy )
placed on view nt the American A
?Qalleriea next Wednesday, it will?di
pose of more than two hundred pain
ings by Inn?es, Homer Martin, T. ^
Dewing, ?George Puller, Robert Blui
QOOrge ?DO Forest Brush, Child.' Hi
sum, Winslovv Homer. .1. H. Twach
man. W. If. chase, John Lfi Farge, I
W. Tryon an?l others. These worl
?win he ???.id on the evenings of Man
.".I and April 1 and 2 in the gran?i oal
room of the Plasa.
The Spring Exhibition of th
Academy of Design.
Only about three hundred workshav
been accepted for this show, and 111
result is a very ?agreeable ensembli
which grows particularly Interesting i
the big Vanderblll Qaltery? where th
hanging, in a single line, is at its DOS
Some good portraits are shown, bl
this Academy differs, to its advaatag?
from many ot its peedecooeon in IK
giving overmui-h space to this fon
of nrt There is nothing more vv.-ai
some than the average perfunctory poi
trait, the pot boiler which covers g ta
of canvas in a manner often rredltabl
enough nnd yet bopelOOOly ?lull. 0
this (?ccasion the Jury has sifted wit
exemplarv reaolutlotl, and in con???
quenco we are not only spared a? res o
mediocrity, but the good things geni II
make their full effect, High up amon
these better portraits must be place?
the canvas by MM CeciUfi Beau?:, :
study of n woman seated in r spa? ?loll
room, presumably In some warm cor
ner of the world, for the servant Jus
discerne?! In the background Is ?lad ii
the white of the tropics. He help.-, t>
turn the portrait Into a picture, a???
the dress of Miss BeaUX'g sit t? r alsi
contributes to this ?end, ? gorgeous lit
fair of purple ami gold. ThOM tints
l?y the way, hav.? g htti?- baffled the ar
tist. They an? sharp!, brilliant rathoi
than charming as sh" leaves them. BUI
this hardly matters, are ar<- so takoi
captive by th?' bold, olafitlc way ;r
which the whole thing is treated I!
is a strong, workmanlike performance
handled with an admirable sun-mss. Ii
onlv it had a beauty ?<|iia! t?. its ?wh
nical adrottneee?, it?- aaay for?'?'! With
this we would rank the Portrait in
Black." by Mr. Wileo, ? ?fuU-length .?t
a pretty lady in a p?OtUTOOque hat,
standing bfi-ldg a bunt of Rlchelle i
which brings a handsoin?? <|<? orativ.
note into the fich?me. This is a little
more than ?lever, ? really capable i te? ?
<?f painting in which Mr. Wilts profits
by Sargent's example, hut keeps hi?
head and dooi his work in his own
The pra<tis.il hand of Mr. Thomas
Fakins is responsible for tvv<? go..?| ?por
traits. "A Bohemian" and "I). ?Hayeo
Agnew," an?l ther<- ar?- some other
meritorious studn-s of men by Alphonse
Jongera, G. B. Troccoll, R B. Campbell,
Margaret F. Bi? hardson. Martin B?.r
gord and B. D. (?auley. Mr. Borgord'l
"Walter Grlflin." arresting ns a bit of
charaoterlzatii.n, is beautifully painted,
and we admire the t??<?hni?iu", too. In
Mr. Troccoll's seated man. Both these
canvases have qualities <?f drawing In
them that bring one back for more
than one sympathetic analysis of their
traita. The portraits of women,
whether they be presented merely as
such or in the guise of more ??r less dec
orative pictures, make a fair but not
especially impressive group. There la
ability In them, of course, (?no re?
marks the facile, swinging touch in
"The Green Gown," by Maurice From
'count. Mr. Hnssam Is charming in hil
"Reflected Sunlight!" ?i painting full of
lumimms color, and In this category <?f
skilful ??pen-air work ?gre would cite
"The*Landing I'lm-.-." by Mr. Vf. u
Fonte. Mr. Prieaeke'a "Bather," ? work
of ?greater delicacy than we would have
expected fr??m his brush, and Mr. Kal
lin's "Butterfliea " it is oapecially In?
!? i. atlng to ooe this last named picture,
? study of two nudeg bath?-?i In sunlight
against a background of ft'-sii ?green.
Vixr yean we have been publicly ask?
.ing Mr. Ballln why in the World he has
ti"t emerged from the studio Into the
open air, leaving his characteristic
happily Inventing one Meanwhile,
persuades us lb it hi? is mi the ri
track. His pntrire |g distin?tly ah
We ? an sp?-ak gg . ordlallj of V
Lillian Genth's "Moth? r and Child," i
she. iik?- Mi. i *; 111 i ii. w.? may not??
paaalng, la sloughing off an old mi
nerunn. VVhere she eras wont to ?l
in shaib.w- t<>.. darh and ku<' g si
.at., nickering character t?? the ii'-*ht
of her picture, she is now more sua??
luminous, broader, tenderer, and vaa
more attract Ive. The Int? rtor wltl,
ligure by Mr. Paxton. "Girl Combl
H? r Hair," offers another caae of
artist lengthening bis guide He
stiii a Httle loo "tight" and polish
siiii a little too Immobile, bul ti
?painting la bettet "?seen" than anythl
of his we have hitherto encounter?
and, through.?ut ih<? ton??, which meg
s?? much to him, he has gained In i"
Ity and quality. Mr. K*-onberg*o i
terior, "The Cardlnal'a Robe," we ba
seen before tliis winter, and \\.? ram
better show our api-rtMiatlon than
saying that it is good to ?Me il Bga
The composition is good and there is
tin?? note In the broad aplash <>f ri
red color. "The Lonel* Vigil," Mr. I
H. Dunton'a picture In the vein of t
late i?*t,(i'ii' [Remington, r<?-aiis it?
brilliant artist without loglng any <?f i
in teres I as an original piece of wor
The sound execution here could n
ha \ '? been .1. ?. > loped by any i r.?a
mere imitation. We pans.- i" < njoy II
quaintness ?>f the three panels in M
Arthur ?'risp's "Summer Time," B i ap
tally decorative friese, and there ;?'
similar!?, pl.-risant momenta t?? I'?' ?t<
?mi ni Mr. I'r? ?iw iu's "Figure wit
shell." Mr. ??"us.'s "Pray? r t.. il
Water God," Mr. Hawthorn? s "Pille ?I
P?cheur," Mr. Guy Roae'a "The Chinea
l;....m" ,in?| Mr ?'. C ? "? ?1 ? t ? ? - ? ? t ' "Th
Model." Bui here we ? ghauul the tin
iir?' .?-ul'.i?-. Is and turn t" ?simple
Recent Landscapes and Ma
We turn, for i sample, u ii h aom? Ihin,
like ?gusto t?. Mr. Coleman'a "I HI Mill
An.i..i|?n." Tl.. ??- is profli * m worn
manshlp in ins picture of "The Model,"
a ?romantic i? ?.?--? ? from old Italian litre
but in tins cool Interior Ihere is rnuci
more than that; there la the magi ? I ?
neu Impreaaion, the gpoclal quality ??
a work done oui of an ?origin ii Impuls?*
it i. ghl i?i h.i\?? bet n i.? It? r hung. II
is i.Ilatlnguli I.? 'I a w "i k to hat ?
i.? ? n relegat? ?! i" th? i of th
?gall ri? s The lands? ?it" and marin?
embrace sum?' lovely things, ?? mai
of them, t..... that are mak? no |f*retenc?
<.f tni\ ?i ?.iiir, th m it?; detall. ? ?
over again ????? en ounter such true ob?
servation, auch refinement of c?
atmna) hei e, sue] ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
we observe in Mr. W. Ft, B?
"Whit.? Blr? h? a," Mr. A. T Van I
"Warm Day m .' I * 'Ml
I'? Ixotto'a "Vil a i. ?;'? ," Mi '
H...?en's "Pleating Ice," Mr. W, ;:.
8? hofleld'a "W ? i? Sun" and Ml
? tool ge Bellow .'Irglnia " T ?
? cold chai m ?.f The Bi ook's W i l
r.? d." bj Mr. -Walter Nettleton, th?
t?mate sylvan atmoaphen ol Mr. 8hurl
lefTa "In t?a- Adlroiida? kg," the ?
<>f the water and th?' strong, well ill i
minat**d color in Mr Arthur Ho?
s.:? pr.... "Late \ ft. i noon " the ro
mantle depth in Mr- ? ? ii. B i
"? Hose ?>f l ??' ? " ' h? se and a
i oth? r epli '"?? i of natura1 ?.. > ?
tiv? ly int? rpr? ted, contribute
i the broad < gc< II? ii' '"I i! ? show, l'i
'this field, as among the figure aubj
? in?', are ? om< ; ??? -.-.
I ?li\ Idual progr? ? ? ? 1 ? ? .?
LKHA AMi THE SWAN
?From the painting by (borge DoFOTest Brush in the Evans Collection.)
stained glass or tapestried effects ?be?
hind him, and giving nature a chance
to rea? t upon ins Indubitable gifts. At
last he appears to have made the OX?
p?riment, and with such success, with
such a declolve heightening ?of the value
??f his art, that we hope he will never j
revert t<> his ??id key. Burely h<- must
now ?POO its deadening artificiality ami
must feel doubly stimulated t>? go on
painting Another artist win? has tak?'ii
a st?p forward is Mrs. Edith M. Prell
wltz. HOT ' I?awn" is better in drafts?
manship ?than anything she has OVOT
produced, and. what is mor?-, sh?-, too,
has been shedding artifice and working
with a more whobsoiiii? spirit. Th? re
is an authentic imaginative touch in
this picture. Mr. J. W. Breyfoglo, the
painter of "The Knd of the Ballet," is
that familiar type, the artist who dOOg
so well that you cannot quite see why
he fails to do better. He, t?>?>, we stir
mis??, has looked at the art of Whistler
to the profit of his tone, but in the mat?
ter of design, all important in the treat?
ment of a subject like his, he is feeling
his way toward an effect instead of
striking instan? ?? in the "8| ring Time"
Of Mr. Walt. r'CriHin. Ill work hni
always h.'??i character, but In this benu?
tif 111 study of i tyiricall* pictunmqu ?
French village, with its ilender reca
giving a ?peculiar elegance to th.? fore?
ground, be has ?gone far ahead, vin?
vitality in his work is symbolical ??f a
great ?leal in this exhibition. Tlie
t.ader will have oboervod thai we have
signalize?! in? Startling or part n ularl v
memorable work <?f ?art, but to ?i?? thai J
is a privilege rare enough anywhere.
Th?? main point is thai an exhibition
shouhl show ?some sinus oi general -mi- i
illation, that it should contain a no .
sonaiii?' quantity <>f ?competent ami i?i- !
toreotlag ?work, in this ih.? Bpring'
Academy is on 11 * ? - whole lucceeafuL
Mr. E. H. Blashfield's Work as
a Mural Decorator.
There Is an exhibition in the little
gallery at the < '?lit ury Club Which
might well hav?' been arranged In n j
mor?? ?public pia ?. in a number ol j
photographs of executed w??rk and n I
series of Hack and white studies Mr.
Bi TI 'DR FU ER.
(From the ?painting by Hugo Ballln in the Bprlng Academy.)
B. ?i. Blaahfleld glvee tu the opp? i
tui It; t.? take a kin?! .?f swift bkrd'i
eye v i. w of practically everything the
h? h i? done fis i mural ?i?? oratoi
M.i>t. if n?.t all, ??f these ?i? signs ??f h
haw i.. .11 th?. subjectfi from time i
time ? ( full critical anal) sis m Tb
Tribune, and ?there i- n.?aalon '??
des? riblng an) of them agg-in. Nor I
t?. tou? h m an) detail ui*ot
the ?i'"?? loi m? nt ??! Mr. Blaahfleld'g w
ruer, indicating the manner in nrhlc!
.11 ov.r th
country, In public bulldlnga ??f Imp?t
tance. But the sh?ow does Invite brt<
it Ion ?of his traits, s.. n ?
full length, oo to my, they ?!??? i? n ou
powers i't?>ni the star
he ha- i ? ? " what ? en only be ?'??
; n ? mm I adopt some mod?
? i? ? ti ... a ?. mi?' type
i ! ? i..?.? ..f form and his b! ? le ta ?
?..m ?both ? ?
? i ? gh training ??f ti>?
Ft? n? ti ??? i oola. But hi
in the gTOil
-? ot k through ib" nil
s\ mpath tor the su
or state si) a hi? h it i
? ik !?? Illu '
the ?? i.?-.-Hi and bn adth ??:
truck with the fact
thai while be baa ?made ins excursions
ai i. m purel) d< ? oraliv.
p. tel? niiv. s ami the Ilk.-, his drawn
? boli? al figure, hi
? ? th< m? i i?'. ??
thoughtful ? ? ?. ti ? m ??:' \in? r
I? m ...- als, the ' vd prin. I plea
w bil? : gone to the making ??f oui
i I ? -. hut h" i -
not tnd dull 11 ?? w??i k
ti-.in? ?i as i?? tou? h the mind nml Imagt
u of the ? in/.? ii. it m? ms some?
[ thing. Thai by itaelf would no! hat ??
? ?i t?. wIn Mr BiasJifteld n ?put?
11< good Nue i ;? an he has
heen a good workman. Thooe ?French
in.ist't- Of his v\??ii!?l hive !?? ConfOM
that they ?oui.i not better hig ?compoel
tu?n. ?could not have more profuaelj
i.red forth groups of figures w? n knit
In themselves and effectively adjusted
t?> their ?nrchUecturul Burroundlnga
\\ ? know, t??". though the preaent ea
blbltlon ? an t? u us little on the subject
hon aiiinii.il?!. ins color has kepi pace
nnil hi: f"im m other words, bow
? .'.?iiy he has alwa? - .?truck the
in . .1? ?I .!??? oratlv i- balance, i ?n.- <h ,| -
a? t? rlstic be has which we would like t??
.?? ?? modified and <?tn- he lacka which w<
vv is h might be a i Id? ?I t?? Ins r. SOU I ? ?
in the Brat place, hla artistic recti?
tud? v- ? ' ' ade exceaalve. it lands him
in a iinish too ?rompi?te, in a gtyle t????
n? at. Ami aomethlng ??f this bnpec
cable habit cropo oui m the phyalog
nom] ami I?? ai ing of alum- t an?, on.- ..|
bis flgurea Th?sae men and women of
bis are too Invariably bande?me, ton
si.it? ly, not m? i? i'. for human natun
food i'"t . v. n fur monumental
decoration. The ?pervading eomelineaa I
m the in-i's ..f work is gained aome?
enlarging his view of iii*ht nr?i atmoe?
phere. it la too late for him t?? turn
laaiisi and itiii-i-? sslonlat, even if it
were dealrable, which is no! the caaa
r.ut h is ii? \? i too late t? "p??ii g
studio window and i" drink deep
draughts of natun i rough winds.
Their ?tonic Influen.nly strengthens
the .-mist in his pursuit of truth and
i ? ? ut ?. a . - rtaln formation] i Insep?
arable from true mural ?i? i oration, bul
u :? not in? ompatible with the ri? h?rr
\ Itality whi? h Mr. Bl lahfle d might
profltabl) s'? k. Armed ai he la armed |
i.ni?i ?iTi.iini?. afford t?> make the
with new portraits hy Mr. Willie
Funk. Cay in color and faille
brush work, he R't? h bright decorati
effect. He, like Mr. Mark, makes
feel in every instance that he has Q
tnined a g?????i likeness ??f his sitter.
Mr. Augustus K?n?prnan, it the F?
s??m Gallery, shows g flogen Brei
subjects, two or three figure stu.li
ami the rest COaet scenes. The c;?r?l
invitation deacrlbc? i1h> exhibition
otic of "<-<i|(?r emotions." and t
phrase, thought a" little "precloua,"
apt. Mr. Koopman is all f??r ?olor :i;
the world well loet lie IliliKS it >g
Ighly into his canvases, he is fairly r
?nantie in his fervor, and ai the aun
time lie is not unfaithful to nature. \\
ctsmmend particularly the "Windy Da
on the ?Beach'1 and the "Sunaet on tl
M< a? h." S?-a and sky are well paint'
in Iheae picturea There is air in then
\\'e share In tho artist's gnat
in the sam> gallery there is a colla?
tion ??f pulntlnga bj the late Alien I
Tab-ott, an artist of exceptional talon
in ??ne reaped his w??rk Immediatel
dis.-ii)s?'s g rather unfortunate limit.?
tion. His texturas an curiougly ?m-x
preouive. Bui once we have accounie
for that deficiency we positively re
Jolce in the truth and .harm of his im
pressions, and, above all. in th?-ir Varie
freshness. !!?? v?.- ? ? ? 11 ? l seem to hav
known nothing whatever about for
tnula. but t?? have taken his pi?t??ri:i
motive where he found It, and t.? ?av<
had incaaaantly tho beat ??f good Eucli
There ar?? twenty-five picturea in th?
exhibition, and they stand for twent)
mv?? different rnooda Th. r.? ii?s th?? re?
markable ?nteres! of this palnter'i
work. !!?? was ?pontanOOUg and -in
? i -re, ho fell what he painted, and hi
loyally k? pt ins eye OH the object
Though there Ig poetry In hi-? land?
acap***d, there is never gnythlng f.u*tl?
imus about it. The sweet lyric not? if
unforced. Altogether thta is an oxh'?
bltion for the fastidious obsirvoi' tu
make a point of \?siting.
At tlic Macbeth Galle?*) an exhibition
hag just closed win. h tro wish m?Kh"
hav?? bi.n ixt?n?l??l. an exhibition of
lands'apes b) Mr. F. K. M K? hn. For
twenty-five or thirty yeera ho has heett
known ?kg ? painter of marines, the*
cently he has turned t?> tho Balda and
\v?...i|s. and tO say that he has painted
then as well as be has ?painted th? tea
would bo tO UndtBIUtatO the case. II?
has painted them Infinitely better, ??no
?picture, especiallv, atg marked for re
iiKinbrance, the picture ?.f g black
\ miikmm; VISION.
(From the pnintin;- by n O. Walker in the Evans Collection.)
experlmenti and he could make It with
the ?more ae? urtty since he airead) haa
?behind him m splendid a bod) of work.
An Italian, an Hungarian, and
The ? xhlbltlon al th? ? 'atholic ? Hub ?>f
a great quuntit) of palntingg by Blgnor
?Pr?t i-'ii hag introdui ? d hi r? an Inti r?
?sting though li"l perhaps vr nil
portant type. Thta Italian artial is an
Illustrator ??f rellgloua and aym?bolical
thetnee, a paint? r of landacapea and ??f
flowera win? produces eaael picturee
and also covers canvaaea <?f imposing
? litii? usions. His studies Of nature
leave us quite ?sold and hut large de?
signa are ?not precisely thrilling, but
the) have some ?poetic feeling in them,
ami. especially, the element ?of grace.
ii is ?odd that a painter of euch spun j
nelle conceptlona haa n?>t much quallt)
in ins color. Bignor Prevlatl ?jeema toi
want lui voua force, to be m Bubdu?rd '
?uni ? n. i ni m ins tone as to leave ii
(Prom the painting by J. Aideu Welt in the Bvgna Collection.)
times at the mctMco of character.
Ami thai brings na t<> the missing ?le?
in? nt in Mr. Biasiitieids equipment, the
element of ?rdcy vtytety, of free, wide-1
ranging toteo, it w<>ui?i be go??i t<? s?'?>
blm plunging deeper Into iif?? as it is j
lived to-day, exploring further reachea
<?f humanity, end, ?incidentally, ag ho
?niaTgod his Vtow Of the social pageant'
'somewhat feeble. At the Knoedler
??aller? au ?Hungarian painter, Mr.
i.ouis Mark, is ghowlng a number <?f
portraits. H.? has, we guthor, an in?
stinct for c*haracter, all hie boadg and
fa? ?'S bavin?; a certain vivid, expressive
quality. Hie c-cdor la commonplace and
his worhmananlp generally is amateur?
ish. Tho Reinhardt Gallery is till???!
I?look winding through the woods in
winter. It has 1. ft g inem'ry of ex?
quisit.? beauty, and. into til.? bargain,
of admirable technique. Wa hope 'hu
u-- may without dlacourtea** urge Mr.
Rhen i?? abandon marinea and go on
painting latnlscip.-s. AlOO Ht the Mac?
?both Gallery there may ht seen a num?
ber "t landficapea b) Mr. John Carlaon,
picturea true In gentiment and fib!**
painted. The winter acenea fire partic?
ularly g.I. At the Powell Gallery
BOme oil paintings bv Miss Harriet b\
Phlllipa i? ave a rather unratlafactory
Impreaeion, but m a few colored draw
ink's and m a group of pictures doM
in temiera she rev?ala ?tome talent. At
th.? Ifoulton .v Rlckett'a Oallery ?Utero
ale hall" a dOBOU Mexican |?<'t'traits by
?Leslie W. i.e. The Raleton Gallery
ahowa paintings by Tiii'iii.is B. Cong?
'don, picturesque ami tolerably well ex?
ecuted studio ..f aubjecta found in Bol?
lau.i. Brittany ami Venice. Mr. ?Cong
iinii also exhlblta a few portralta, Thai
current show at the Cottier Gallery is
??ii.n i., modera ?French and iKit? ;?
paintings, with a number <?i' American
pictures, ?'base. Haaaam, Bunco, w.ir,
Umlief ami Ryder aro repreeentod In
excellent examples, and among the for?
eign pieces there are som?' tine things
by Motiticclli. Haul'ignv ami 11?. ?Bock.
ai tin? Harter Gallen there ar?? paint?
ing- bv Edmund Graneen and Oaalp L
M. ?Francola Ptcabia, not ? ?mtent with
showing Ins ?'ubist paintings in th.? re?
cent exhibition nl the Armory, pro?
scuts Blxtoen more of them at th??
?Photo-Bececfiton Gallery, Borneo! these
are ? atalogiled as BtUdica of NOW
York. "New Vork Perceived Through
tin? Body" is ??n?? ..f th.- i itI?s. l?'?.r a
?certain tyi.f mind, th.? type thai
recognizes in gra.-s "a tendon? ?> toward
movement rather than toward green,"
these ImpertlnenoM may hav.? an in?
terest. Having alieaily paid our coni
pUmenta t.? th.? jungle growths Include.
in the Armorj ghow we docUae t?>
waate am tima on a recurrence t?? the
Dutch Masters, Philippe Mer?
cier and Old Drawings.
?Seventeenth century Dutch art is n
lustrat.'il at th?' Kisih.-r (iallery in a
ii.llection ?.I tWOnty-ttve or Unity paint?
ings, s.?m?? of theso Mr. ptacher has
shown on ??ther oocaalona, but ho is
Well fidvlfiOd t?> show ?thOffl again. ?)n??
oannot see too often an example of
1'ioter Codde like "The Marriage," an
Interior with figures almost jewel-like
in its brillian??'. We welcome again,
loo, the large Van (???yon, "Chatio and
Rllina on the Rhino," perhaps tin? moat
romantic canvas ever painted by this
PORTRAIT IN BLACK.
i l-'rom th?' ?painting by Irving R. Wiles
in th?' Spring Academy.)
artist. The c??11?? ti??n is uncommonly
ri? h iti Van ??.??yens. Ruysdaels and
other early masters ??f lands, ip,., Th?;
limpid blond pictures bv Si.lomon
Ruyadael are works of extraordinary
beauty? but there |g indeed nothing
here which has n??t a winning pictorial
finality; the collection is quttg free
from the dry stuff which has an hls
torlcal but no mathotlC interest. Take,
for example, the littl?? "I.ail'lscape with
Fig-ires." by John Wjrnanta. This la
no perfumrtory trork; the thins; is as
fr? "^ii ?and Inl treating as tivugh it were
I .ritinii.'d on seventh pas?*.
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