The Studio Volume 9

The Studio Volume 9

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...artist has taken, a view which is helped by refinement of colour expression and delicacy in treatment of atmospheric effects. The drawings have a different character; they are studies of rural types belonging to a period already past, and are drawn somewhat in the manner of the older caricaturists. They are less water-colours in the modern sense, than pen designs finished in colour. Their power is, however, beyond question; and they afford fascinating material for an exhibition. Messrs. Dowdeswell are holding a show of "South African Studies," by Mr. Percy Dixon. These are water-colour drawings of picturesque places in Cape Colony, Natal, and the districts adjacent, produced by an artist whose training in the interpretation of landscape has been thorough, and who has had opportunities of studying varieties of subject in many parts of the world. He has succeeded, in this instance, in expressing with ability the character of African scenery, and has brought together a series which is no less attractive to artists than to people who are interested in the topography of a continent which has lately been the scene of many stirring political and commercial incidents. The exhibition is distinctly appropriate at this moment. An interesting collection of sketches by Japanese artists is being exhibited at the Burlington Gallery, Old Bond Street. Especially good and worthy the attention of connoisseurs are the drawings by Kiosai, who must ever rank as one of the most notable of Japanese artists of this century. Especial interest must necessarily be attached to the sketch made by Lord Leighton, so late as the Sunday preceding his death and which is believed to be his last drawing. By the courtesy of the Fine Art Society (Limited) we are...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817524
  • 9781236817525