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Round the Exhibition

produced but for Japanese influence; and to Japan universe, would, even were we to confine it to that
Orlik has turned for inspiration. A few months which interests the readers of this journal, mean
since he left for the Far East to study its art. page after page of letter-press, and more illustra-
May he return to Prague the richer for the tions perhaps than are to be found in all the nine-
experience ! Richard Muther. teen published volumes of The Studio !

In the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees, in the

R„ tttt^ rvTTinT-rrnM t Exposition Centennale, in the Exposition Decennale


de 1 Art Prancais, and in the pamting and sculpture
THE HOUSE OF THE ART galleries of the foreign sections, are many works
NOUVEAU BING." BY GABRIEL worthy of reproduction. In the Petit Palais, too,
MOUREY among all these tapestries and ivories, this

jewellery work and this mediaeval furniture are
To deal adequately with the Paris Exhibition, marvels of art which could not fail to impress the
to describe and to depict the many marvels of craftsman of to-day, for M. Roger Marx and M.
human activity contributed by all the races of the Emile Molinier, the trusted organisers of the "Centen-
nale" and of the "Retro-
spective," have, with sound
knowledge and discretion,
collected whole groups of
masterpieces. Elsewhere,
too, the art gleaner may
roam with profit—in the
Invalides, or in the Champ
de Mars, among the foreign
pavilions—notably those of
Finland, Spain, Hungary,
Sweden, Germany, and
Greece—or again in the
Rue de Paris itself, with its
joyous fair-like air, or in
the Palais de l'Asie Russe,
which contains a delightful
little Russian village in all
its primitive simplicity.
Artists and workmen alike
have let their happy fancy
run riot with the happiest
results, but the inevitable
effect is a certain want of
concentration and a general
lack of ensemble, which
may perhaps be regretted.
At any rate, many com-
petent judges of applied
art have arrived at that
conclusion after long and
careful examination.

The perfect ensemble
would certainly have been
realised had England
taken the place she was ex-
pected to take in the
Exhibition ; for out of the
from a chalk drawing <See article on "■■Emit Orlik"J by emil orlik isolated, individual efforts

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