Academy Notes, Volumes 15-19

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The Academy, 1920 - Art
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Page 37 - I give you the end of a golden string Only wind it into a golden ball — It will lead you in at Heaven's gate, Built in Jerusalem's wall.
Page 55 - Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
Page 3 - Inlrnduction to the Catalogue of the British Government Exhibition: "The immediate vogue and utility of the British recruiting posters designed by such master draughtsmen as Mr. Frank Brangwyn and Mr. G. Spencer Pryse afforded concrete proof to the Government of the value of art as a means of furthering the cause of war. In due course a number of men of the highest professional position, including Sir John Lavery, Sir William Orpen, Mr. George Clausen, Mr. Augustus John, Mr. Muirhead Bone, Mr. James...
Page 70 - Sec. 902. That there shall be levied, assessed, collected, and paid upon sculpture, paintings, statuary, art porcelains, and bronzes, sold by any person other than the artist, a tax equivalent to 10 per centum of the price for which so sold. This section shall not apply to the sale of any such article to an educational institution or public art museum.
Page 51 - There is no effort to diversify the attitudes; and the costumes, while skilfully and sufficiently done, are but accessories to the heads, and there is no attempt to make them of important pictorial interest. The heads themselves are all painted in a cool, diffused light, seldom relieved by heavy shadows or dark backgrounds. There is nothing striking, nothing forced ; it is only a head — a head with its ordinary lighting and expression. No artifice is used to throw it into undue prominence. Within...
Page 28 - And this, I hope, is sufficient to prove, that jurymen are to see with their own eyes, to hear with their own ears, and to make use of their own consciences and understandings in judging of the lives, liberties, or estates of their fellow subjects.
Page 73 - ... beans; the Pueblo blood is not mixed with white; and more to our particular point, the Indian of Taos wears the clothes of an Indian. " We had to write this little about the Pueblo inhabitants, if only to counteract the impression so common in our country that our Indians are not quite respectable. " The two artists who stopped at Taos on their wandering journey found so much to admire and respect, and were so deeply moved by the sights and life of this beautiful valley, that they decided they...
Page 42 - At a meeting of the directors of this company held this day of , 19 , you were duly elected a member of the board to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr.
Page 7 - From His Majesty, George IV., to the President of the Royal Academy." The elevation of Lawrence gave general satisfaction. His genius could not be disputed; but, in truth, genius is not the first requisite for such a place. The great object is to find a man of the world, and a gentleman, — one acquainted with the etiquette of the station, — a master of his temper...
Page 16 - ... shade. Monet and the modernists have superseded Corot and Claude." By Miss Elizabeth L. Gary, in the New York Times, Nov. 2, 1919. "The special note in the memorial exhibition of Frederic Crowninshield's work open through the month of November at the Brooklyn Museum of Art is that of warm, bright gayety and pleasure in the scene depicted. Mr. Crowninshield saw his Italy as a country to be enjoyed and loved, and he has recorded none of her more sombre aspects. The white statues and blonde architecture...

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