Studio: international art — 28.1903

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Entile Galle

accentuated by the rich colour and quaint design 1 1 MILE GALLE AND THE
of the glass in it. I_<DECORATIVE ARTISTS OF

Throughout the house generally the quality and NANCY BY HENRI FRANTZ

excellence of the workmanship is everywhere notice-
able, and if in some cases elaboration has been Of all the towns of France, Nancy is
carried a step too far, the richness of the colours perhaps the only one which can pride herself on
and the skill with which they have been treated having, during the latter part of the nineteenth
produce a complete and homogeneous effect. century, given birth to a group of decorative artists

Some mention should be made of the allied of distinct originality, and of having seen rise up
arts, such as the plaster-work of Mr. Bankart, in her midst a pleiad of painters, sculptors, and
who has designed and carried out two charming decorators, all imbued with a similar ideal, all
bedroom ceilings, and the metal-work of Messrs. working out principles of a similar kind, and
Ramsden & Carr, whose enamelled finger-plates forming what may really be justly called a school
relieve the oak doors with a fine touch of colour. which, although each member is free to follow
It is not only, however, the architectural detail the dictates of his own individuality, cannot fail
which makes the completeness of the house : furni- to strike even a superficial observer as a homo-
ture, hangings, Persian rugs—in fact, all the house- geneous whole, working harmoniously for the same
hold gods—combine to enhance the sense of unity aim. Of course, such a movement as this cannot
which, turn where you will, is everywhere to be felt. be compared with the same kind of thing in a

If the keynote of the present day is found in the great city such as Paris, but the comparative unim-
word "education," and if the eye is the first and portance of that in the ancient capital of Lorraine
greatest teacher—as certainly it is—the skill is made up for by the greater unity and cohesion of
and thought employed
in designing a home,
whose educational in-
fluence is to be a predomi-
nant factor, cannot be tco
great. For it must not be
forgotten that the in-
fluence of architecture and

the allied arts can best ,
bring about the healthy
and vigorous growth ot
mind and body in the
family life, when the house
and garden are conceived
in that reasonable spirit
of unity and completeness
which modern culture and
science seem to invite.

Hugh P. G. Maule. SSSfel MB

An interesting souvenir

of Bavarian art has re- S^JBSJL III

cently been issued by WoKf- JISKBl jpykMtrjWB CZS&i,

Andelfinger & Co., of

Munich, in the form of B,-^mmg^^KKS&g£9^!!**^^*'^''^99HflHH8glH

a fan, upon each of WlfflNr'

the twelve leaves of JImWFiI I! 1 fPSk.-.

which is reproduced a H ■ wik.

sketch by one of the ■IBs I I »?N

great Munich painters. j^^^|^HLI

The reproductions have ■ *' "MB
been well executed. "the orchard," harrow : bedroom fireplace a. mitchell, architect
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