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Black And White (Newspaper) - January 18, 1908, London, Middlesex 78 BLACK WHITE January 18, 1908 ART OF THE MOMENT THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AND BY C. SMYTHE VISITORS to the International Society's exhibitions now know what may and this time they will find the New Gallery a little more markedly but otherwise as plus plus c'est la me me The Continental exhibitors are more in and their rather more deliberately dedicated to the decoration of brasseries and Some day there may come a time when these clever artists may weary of the knotted knees and splay feet of but that day has not yet dawned on the and they work away at the old threadbare as it now as if it were And the of Degas becomes dust and The Sculpture For this reason the International Society docs well to place sculpture in the front of its art programme as of its The easy vulgarity of pastel reflects the Parisian mood of a but sculpture means a concentrated effort that takes its toll of against which moods come and The centre hall is again dominated by M. in U Homme qui great figure full of life and though with neither head nor There is intense vigour and characteristic force of and the body swings easily on the firmly planted fine with a refreshing absence of exaggerated Orie of the most interesting features of the exhibition is the collection of works by tha late Jules in and The great circular is lent by the Victoria and Albert and many other good examples have been lent by owners in this Very graceful and of exquisite modelling are the little marble statuettes La and Le the little vigorous bronzes of Le and the admirable peasant simply and naturally The masks of faces from the bas-relief of are instinct with and the in the groups of Anges et Enfants are Prince Paul Troubetskoy is represented by a large of Madame distinguished and and two one of a girl with a and another with a easily and delightfully Mr. H. Wilson has two good little bronze figures from his Casket of the Holy Miss Kaye Bruce has two bronze portraits of Charles Shannon and Max which are and there is much observation and novelty in Miss von wax models of a Cock and The South Room Here is some of the work of Mr. H. Mann the prophet of the who has done much to place the hen in a high position as a in studio but though he touches upon subjects so diverse as Splash Hastings The Piano and Chrysanthemums he only once takes fowls as his in a dry M. Louis Legrand has some sketches of Parisian life and of many as in the singularly fan watching one skittish leg in the all the rest of the dancer being Mr. Robert Anning Bell sends the Story of the Sleeping softly and painted in on Miss Elizabeth Shippen Green's designs are always strong and and she has some striking illustrations of Spanish Sir an excellent drawing in coloured chalks of Mr. William the new vice-president of the International And among the most genuinely works here are the brilliant etchings by Mr. Joseph Pennell of the architectural beauties of Rouen and The West Room is relieved by some striking Mi. Charles Shannon has rarely done anything than the portrait of Miss Kathleen Bruce in A Souvenir of the International a charming face and gracefully posed and harmoniously and with a vivid touch of blue deftly Mr. John Lavery has an empty and conventional portrait of Signor Tosti and a cold and blackish presentment of Miss Pauline Chase as Peter Pan M. J. E. Blanche's two chief contributions are The Shrimp Girl and a powerful portrait of Signor I. a little theatrical in lighting and The North Room had one entire side filled with the great canvas of de Belleville by the late Eugene in which the artist has seen the upper circle of a theatre and its crowd of faces looming through his own individual and peculiar silver brown They are fascinatingly human in a haze as beautifying as the blue evening air of the soul of its Mr. William Orpen has done such good work one regrets to see his great portrait group of Sir Vere Foster and Family there is just that suspicion of caricature in the figures and their amazing garments that should not appear in family groups to hang in family and be regarded with suitable STUDIES IN PORTRAITURE BY TWO GREAT MASTERS These are portraits of John the famous 1750-1811 the one on the left being from a painting by Joseph and that on the right by Sir Henry Raeburn
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