International studio — 18.1902/​1903

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With the exception of the two landscapes by
Dinneberg there is nothing nearty so fine in the
stained glass exhibits as the work shown at
Karisruhe iast year, but to make up for this
there are some extremely good textiie fabrics,
and it is to be regretted that Frau WiHe and
Frau Oppler did not send more of their beautiful
work.
To sum up, Germany is taking a very important
piace in the modern art movement, though so
far her actual position cannot be very distinctty
defined. She is to a great extent under the in-
ftuence of Otbrich which checks her instinctive
ieaning towards naturaiism ; and whilst awaiting
further deveiopments, we congratuiate her on
the position she has taken in the first Inter-
nationai Exhibition of Decorative Art.
A GREEK PAINTER: NICOLAS
/\ GYSIS. BY DEMETRIUS
/—\CACLAMAN0S.
Nicoi.AS GYSts, who died a short time ago at
Munich, was a painter of Greek nationality. He

was essentiaiiy Heiienic in intuition and in inspira-
tion, but he lived very iittie in his native iand, and
Greece possesses but few of his works, and those
few by no means the most.characteristic. Gysis
iived for many years at Munich, and was, indeed,
a professor in the Academy of Art of that city. He
belonged to no speciai schooi, nor can he be said
to have founded a new one, for he had the very
greatest horror of anything approaching to iimita-
tions of any kind—to the formation of art groups
or art associations. He ioved his own indepen-
dence, and, what is far more rare, he respected that
of others.
If I say that Gysis was an artist profoundiy
imbued with the Greek spirit, I do not mereiy
repeat a conventionai phrase which has become
aii too hackneyed. Intuitively did Gysis, the
son of a simpie carpenter of Tinis, an isiet of
the Cyciades, or Greek Archipeiago, where he was
born in 1842, imbibe the lessons taught by ccrtain
mystic harmonies, which were his oniy education
—received, indeed, as unconsciousiy as it was
given. When at eariy dawn the gieaming sun
rays giided the jagged coast-line of Greece, onat
eventide the dying rays touched with transicnt


" SCEXES FROM THE GREEK WARS OF INDEPENDEXCE

RY NICOI.AS GYSIS
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