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Studio: international art — 23.1901

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The Glasgow Exhibition

THE CONCERT HALL DESIGNED BY JAMES MILLER

is criticised. If all in this world is vanity, Miss s—^ LASGOW INTERNATIONAL
Fortescue-Brickdale certainly does not find it a I EXHIBITION. (PART I.)

vexation of spirit. She is amused by life's traves-
ties, and can find noble pathos and poetry in such —^ Glasgow is often spoken of as a
humble wayside incidents as the one so touchingly "dirty manufacturing town," with the implication
represented in Riches. Nor is this all. Her men, her that it possesses little architectural or artistic
women, her children, are not
abstractions, mere dwellers
in an isle of dreams ; they
live, and they are healthy
as well as human. Miss
Fortescue-Brickdale does
not irritate us with Faith
without Hope, and Hope
without Faith, as Sir Edward
Burne-Jones did in two
famous pictures ; and when
she makes real for us a
knight of chivalry she does
not give him armour merely
because his delicacy needs
to be protected from the
thorns of a briar rose. In
other words, her art is not
a beautiful, weak form of
dilettanteism. Tomymind
it is " a most blessed com-
panionship of high thoughts
and right feelings."

W. S. S. THE VAN HOUTEN COCOA PAVILION DESIGNED BY A. N. PRENTICE

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