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Studio: international art — 37.1906

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The International Society's Exhibition. First Notice

unconsciously follow the dictates of his brain, and r | ^ HE INTERNATIONAL S O -
then he will find the joy of sketching. The painter CIETY'S SIXTH ANNUAL

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should always be a good sketcher and have all the I EXHIBITION FIRST NOTICE
facts of nature at his finger-ends. Sketching will
increase his memory and teach him the character The International Society are always seeking to
of the material. He may draw the same tree fifty retrace their steps to the ideal of their first Exhibi-
times before he knows everything about it—the tion. Their endeavour is to reach again the almost
peculiarities of its growth, how it may have been impossible standard which they then set up, under
distorted, how prevailing winds may have affected it the presidency of Whistler, in the flush of youth.
—the tree speaks to you, tells you its history. But They have moved towards their ideal this year in
many people pass by and say it is of no value. It a very definite manner. Manet, Claude Monet,
is not worth more than a few pounds as timber, Degas, who inspired so many aspects of modern
but it may be worth far more to you ; in fact, it painting, are here ; also Cezanne and Eugene
has no money equivalent. There are many people Carriere : all of whom, braving misunderstand-
who go about the world thinking money can buy ing, set noble examples of fidelity to their own
everything worth having : they do not know impression, fidelity to all that they personally cared
that the best of things are
for you if you are able to
take them. If you are not,
do not on any account try
to be a sketcher.

Alfred East.

In connection with the
Seventh International Con-
gress of Architects to be
held at the Grafton Gal-
leries, London, in July next,
there will be a chronological
exhibition of English archi-
tecture from the Norman
Conquest to the death of
Sir Charles Barry in i860.
There will also be shown a
collection of oil paintings
and water-colour drawings
by known British painters,
treatingof architectural sub-
jects. As many of these are
scattered about the country
in private collections, it is
hoped that all those who
know their exact where-
abouts will communicate
with the Secretary of the
Executive Committee,
Royal Institute of1 British
Architects, 9 Conduit Street,
London. The Committee
desire to make the collec-
tion as representative as
possible, in view of the
visit of their foreign con-
freres.

' THE MANTELPIECE " BY J. OPPENHKIMKR
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