The International Studio Volume 73-74

The International Studio Volume 73-74

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... with a great bunch of canvases under his arm and about his head wound a long shabby black and blue scarf over his small felt hat. I thought then he did it for a pose, but now, with the perspective that even so recent death gives, I see that he did such things unconsciously and lacked a sense of humour, was too pre-occupied for it, never detached from the thought in his mind. I dwell on these early school years because I think they were really his formative years. One virtue of his art Was that it was the most unliterary art. It was what he could say through drawing and modelling and values and expression. I think when he found himself in the cosmopolitan city of New York and found varied and provocative companionship and foreign pictures there was born in his mind complete the image of what art meant to him, and he never swerved from it, was strangely uninfluenced by other painters' work except to analyze, respect and understand their skill. The knowledge and strength that he gained in the Paris school under Gerome was a mere sharpening of the tool that was his own and enabled him to go on painting the same way as always but much better, enabled him to express more clearly the conception of art that was passionately conceived in his soul in those early days when he first lived in New York. He was ever in close communication with his ideal, restlessly, egotistically, and really doubting his results, and this was perhaps why he loved to surround himself with people of whose sympathy and admiration he was quite sure. It interrupted him less, wanting always to be encouraged, assured that he was arriving in his art, his effort never slacking. His art more than art abstractly, the image that was in his mind struggling to be expressed. more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831861
  • 9781236831866