Studio: international art — 36.1906

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A Colour Symphony

beautiful. The subtle combinations of greys and
browns, relieved by the blue of the shepherd’s
blouse, show the artist’s unusual gift of colour.
Old Farm Buildings is an earlier work of fine
quality, and as a study in the suggestion of move-
ment the Man Ploughing is intensely interesting.

The dignified and graceful art of Bosboom is well
represented by a series of drawings of church inte-
riors. The Service, with its skilful treatment of light
and shade, sense of space, and clever grouping of
the figures, is an admirable example. Another
drawing, called simply A Church Interior, is cooler
in tone, but shows the same spaciousness and

A water-colour by Mesdag, Boats on Sand, is
a fine piece of colour, though the artist’s well-
known skill in suggesting distance is better dis-
played in his Shipping—Evening Mist. Mention
must also be made of The Old Mill and A Cloudy
Day by Weissenbrucb, an excellent little painting
of a child seated by the sea, called Darning, by Artz,
a small water-colour broadly treated, Mother and
Child, by Neuhuys, and The Young Lovers, an
attractive work by Blommers. E. G. Halton.



From the old-world gardens of Art come
many echoes of colour-music. Some of the very
first records of colour-harmonies are found in the
old Bible, in such passages as 2nd Chron., iii. 5-14,
where we find a description of David’s design for
the Great Temple, which shows that he was not
only a great soldier and poet and musician, but
also an artist and designer of the most refined
character. How exquisite is that colour-scheme of
his there set forth : “And the greater house he
cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine
gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains. And
he garnished the house with precious stones for
beauty : and the gold was gold of Parvaim. He
overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and
the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold ;
and graved cherubims on the walls. . . . And he
made the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson, and
fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.” This
grand work was carried out by Solomon the
aesthetic, but the designing is considered to be the



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