Studio: international art — 42.1908

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Ambrose McEvoys Pictures

' MIDWINTER SUN BY VICTOR WESTERHOLM

"THE VOIKKA RAPIDS" BY VICTOR WESTERHOLM

sets to work interpreting the beauties which nature everything had tapered away to grace, the legs of the

has allowed him to see and enjoy. L. S. chairs, the ladies' oval chins, and their useless fingers.

Mr. McEvoy touches the subject of these

THE PICTURES OF AMBROSE days with feeling—though at the moment of their

McEVOY. BY T. MARTIN decadence. The shy and sentimental spirit of

WOOD. them beckons to him from dingy London parlours.
We have no right to ask an artist why, in the case

Two or three contemporary artists are in our of anything he does with feeling, or we might ask

mind separated from others for their Mid-Victorian Mr. McEvoy why he chooses this period above all

culte. The spirit which informs their work is the others. This art of the New English Art Club

same, and this, though the quality of thought pro- may be called the art of the bottom drawer. It

voked is with each artist different. With this culte has just that sense of our grandmother's times,

they have reproached their age with forgetfulness which comes with a faint scent when we examine

of the graces. For in those Mid-Victorian days the contents of a drawer which has been closed for
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