Studio: international art — 24.1902

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STUDIO-TALK. of which the Pleasant stories written b)' M- Uoucet

have owed not a little of their attractiveness and

(From our own Correspondents.) vogue. These drawings are all touched with ima-

LONDON.—Portraiture is to most sculptors gination, and anyone who studies them soon per-

what steam is to machines, for it sets ceives that their author has the two gifts most

them in motion and it keeps them going, useful and necessary in the art of illustration ; he

They would soon be idle for want of it. not only draws both freely and with vigour, but he

But even if the great majority of them can turn sees, with a dramatist's eye, the whole of the story

out attractive portrait busts, it does not necessarily which he has to make real on paper, w.thout sug-

follow that art gains much thereby. Indeed, there gesting the least hesitation of purpose Owing to

are many who contend that art loses much, for it is these gifts, his work shows no trace either ot loose-

a rare thing to meet with a sculptor who can satisfy ness in concept.on or of bungled experiment in

his Lers and their relatives and yet produce such his methods. To Mr. Garth Jones a^imagin,

good work as commands admiration both by the tive ideas are stern facts andl i always in a

freedom of its style and by the subtle and fearless dispassionate manner that he calls them up into

u hTf the character revealed by it. Without pictorial presence, and makes them dramatic in

these glidesof art a portrait bust is not worth their virile directness of appeal.. This dispass.nate
much more attention than

a good photograph. That ______

most English sculptors are

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keep his modelling square ' ''^SjlBtliB "; ^ *w*i:ft3k

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It has fallen to the lot of |'JpS3Bh JffpP^

a singularly fine series of

pen-drawings, to the charm portrait bust in bronze ok lord overtoun bv p. derwrn i wood
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