International studio — 50.1913

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The Soczete des Artistes Decorateurs, Paris

examples of leaded glass by Francis Chigot were
simple and interesting, and the table and orna-
mental glass by F. Decorchemont were delightfully
fascinating in their pale blue, yellow, and mauve
colouring and craftsmanship, while the dull glaze,
grey, black, green and white “ ceramiques ” by R.
Lachenal, and enamels by Etienne Tourrette were
uncommonly attractive.
The most notable amongst the decorative draw-
ings and water-colours were those shown by Main
R. Bocher, Umberto Brunelleschi, George Barbier,
Paul-Pierre Jouve, and Frantz Waldraff. A refined
individuality was shown in the four water-colours by
Mons. Bocher, each revealing an uncommon sense
of balance and fitness in the decorative adaptation
of nature. The execution, too, of each was
charming. Apart from the capital drawing, the
work by Mons. Brunelleschi arrested attention by
its colour harmony, L'oiseau bleu and Les trois
Princesses being especially notable, while La
Danseuse Turque, and Serenade, here reproduced,
were interesting examples of his work in gouache.
Mons. Frantz Waldraff excelled in the same
medium, which he employed in his Suite
daquarelles sur la danse et la musique, and
his work included also two “ meubles coffrets”

The design throughout Mons. Rapin’s room was
quite excellent, the predominant colours being the
mahogany of the bedstead with its yellow inlay,
the dull yellow of the carpet, and the greyish-violet
of the walls with spotting of blue and gold, a broad
central strip on the bedspread itself being perhaps
the only irritating note of heaviness in an otherwise
unique conception.
In the previous exhibitions of the Society, the
metal-work by Mons. Emile Robert has always
been distinctive for its design and craftsmanship.
This year he had two exhibits, the more important
being a wrought-iron grille. In the same material
the faultlessly executed interior grille and the
fire-dogs by A. G. Szabo were excellent examples
of his design. There was a distinctly joyful touch,
too, in the bronze statuettes by L. Andreotti.
Examples of wood-carving were strong features of
the exhibition; various interesting studies for panels
were shown by G. E. le Bourgeois, and some
unique and capital designs and work by E. M.
Sandoz, in all of which he had retained the
characteristic qualities of his material with a
delightful simplicity of expression. The small
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