Arts & Decoration Volume 14-15

Arts & Decoration Volume 14-15

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Kate A. Moore centers the main wall of the other long gallery in the exhibition, and looks across to the Bellows prize winner; while in the same gallery a number of the Boston school of portraitists, women especially, invite comparisons with the master. In the next gallery the Bostonians are again quite in evidence, with Mrs. Hale, Adelaide Cole Chase, Richard Andrew, Giovanni B. Troccoli and Hawthorne, but here the portrait honors unquestionably go to Leopold Seyffert for his very noble and dignified study of a federal judge, Judge Burlington, while Adolphe Borie, in a portrait of a woman that might well be labeled "A Portrait of a Lady," reveals that distinction of character that suggests all sorts of fine things. A rather young portraitist, Robert Susan, essays the picturesque in his "Golden Screen," a study of a modern young woman in evening attire that has the audacity of color and a quickness in execution that evokes admiration, though in his "Connoisseur," the portrait of a well-known figure in the art life of Philadelphia, there is revealed an assault on character, con brio, as the musicians would say, that, avoiding caricature by a narrow margin, most successfully' tells all that one can say about an individual possessing unusual traits, physical and otherwise. Another one of the more youthful "arrives," Julius T. Bloch, in "The Visitor," avoids any suggestion of dash or daring by the quietest of brush strokes and a subdued range of colors, but gets the same results as do those whose pictures carry across the longest gallery, and holds its own with the most highly colored of landscapes. Naturally, with Richard Andrew in evidence in several canvases; with Tarbell showing Speaker...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 807g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862104
  • 9781236862105