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Student Life in Paris

in an Indian artist borrowing from Greek art. chemistry, as it differs from the European process in

The drawing entitled The Traveller and the Lotus is several important particulars. It is at least as per-

another illustration to the " Seasons " of Kalidas, manent as Italian fresco buono, probably more so,

which shows the unconscious grace and naivete of for it possesses a great advantage in a highly

feeling which are so attractive in all Mr. Tagore's polished surface which keeps the painting free from

compositions. dust, and enables it to be cleaned easily. Both

The same qualities are exhibited in a still in its artistic and technical aspects Indian pictorial

higher degree in the Buddha and Sujata, which art affords material for further study and investiga-

illustrates the scene in Sir Edwin Arnold's "Light tion. E. B. Havell.
of Asia," where Sujata, mistaking Buddha for the

wood-god, brings to him her votive-offering of curds TUDENT LIFE IN THE OUAR-

and milk in a golden bowl. TIER LATIN, PARIS. BY CLIVE


Mr. Tagore has expressed the serene dignity and . j HOLLAND,
spirituality of Buddha with the same simplicity and
depth of feeling he has given to the grace and The Artist Quarter of Paris—the famous

sweetness of Sujata's adoration. His fine sense of Quartier Latin, skilfully depicted in the pages of

colour is well shown in the domestic scene, In the Murger and somewhat travestied in those of

Zenana. The subject of Princess Lotus is taken " Trilby "—few who enter it, and get to know it,

from Sir Richard F. Burton's "Tales of Hindu leave without regret, and the fond hope of once

Devilry," and illustrates the scene where the more returning to its good fellowship and, on the

Princess, through the medium of flower language, whole, cheery optimism.

declares her love for the Prince. " Ars longa, vita brtvis est! " Though Hip-
Mr. Tagore has also executed a very interesting pocrates reversed the order originally of this
series of illustrations to the Ramayana, and I truest of all aphorisms. It is to Paris—wonder-
believe he is contemplating another series for the ful Seine side Paris—with its treasures of art, its
other great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. He freedom for the exercise of instincts in pursuance
has also made several very successful essays in of the painter's craft and for the untrammelled
fresco work. It is to be hoped that he will find development of talents, that the true student
further opportunities for developing his talent in turns with longing. A year or two at Julian's,
this noble medium, because the re-establishment the Beaux Arts, or Colarossi's, is worth a cycle
in India of the proper
relations between "fine"

fully by man
students. The process is

well worth the investiga- life class at colarossi's from a photograph

tion of experts in artistic BY CLIVE Holland

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