Arts & Decoration Volume 10

Arts & Decoration Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: hitherto, through Tireicer & Co., or by tvay of Forty-Sixth Street This is a SAMPLE page from the January 1919 "THE TOUCHSTONE and American Art Student M A G A Z I N E Mary Fanton Roberts, Editor ON LEAVE. BY STEINLEN TEINLEN, THE ARTIST OF FRENCH DEMOCRACY: BY MARY FANTON ROBERTS 'AR pictures can be done in two ways--one for the sake of dramatic effect, the other for the sake of humanity. The latter is Steinlen's way, a very simple way. He sees in war what every man sees. He knows it can be made a swashbuckling spectacle, that he could center his interest on horses and trappings, brilliant uniforms and great pageants. This is not Steinlen's way. All this is external. He reaches the world through his heart, his work expresses all humanity with a profound understanding and pity. The fundamental basis of Steinlen's inspiration is pity, an infinite understanding, an infinite commiseration for the world, expressed with gravity and strength, absolutely without sentimentality, but with every shade of tenderness and delicacy. His is a pity for humanity that is almost naive. It encompassed his art in Paris before The War when he drew the women of the streets, drawing them never with cruelty or criticism or a sense of superiority, always with a love of humanity saturating his work, rendering it infinitely truthful, infinitely beautiful. There may be other artists as great technicians as Steinlen. Is there another who encompasses the suffering world with his understanding, who has so completely opened his heart to the sorrows that have enveloped all humanity this last four years? If it is possible to divide artists interested in war into military painters and war painters, Steinlen must be classed as a painter of war in the biggest...
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886755
  • 9781236886750