Studio: international art — 60.1914

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Royal Hungarian Arts and Crafts School, Budapest

“the unwilling dancers.”

FROM A WOOD-PRINT IN COLOUR BY HELEN HYDE

loving, happy-go-lucky
wights, and take only too
much interest in one’s
doings; still, street work
can be done for all its
drawbacks.

With the exception of
Oaxaca, all the most beau-
tiful places were closed to
us owing to the activity of
the rebels, and those who
know told me I had seen
nothing. So that if these
mental pictures of mine be
only the pickings, the
reader can imagine the
glories to be seen and en-
joyed when the whole
country is once more open
to the seeker after the
picturesque.

and sometimes under funny little straw canopies,
or a four-part umbrella also of straw.

I tried to find an inconspicuous spot, but it was
not long before I was discovered, and the horde
gathered. Thicker and thicker they came, men,
women, and children, blocking up the view. I
know how sugar-cane sounds in every degree of
crunchment, how it feels to be spattered with it
from head to foot, to have it piled around me in
little stacks. All my onlookers indulged in the noisy
pastime; they were good-natured though, and most
friendly, and when I gave my hostess of the pottery
stall a propina—parting gift—she evidently did not
expect it and thought I meant to shake hands.

The Mexican people seem to be as a rule art-

THE ROYAL HUNGARIAN ARTS
AND CRAFTS SCHOOL IN
BUDAPEST. BY A. S. LEVETUS.

Though the Royal Hungarian Arts and Crafts
School was founded in 1880, it had little space
to develop and flourish, as owing to the want of a
suitable building the number of students was neces-
sarily very limited; but when in 1896 the famous
Iparmiiveszeti Museum (arts and crafts museum),
with its adjoining schools, the master work of the
eminent Hungarian architect, Edmund Lechner, was
finished new life was brought to it, and a fresh
spurt given to creating a new national art based on
traditions handed down from past ages.

DESIGN FOR A DECORATIVE WALL-PAINTING

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BY N. GABOR (PROF. UJVARY’S SPECIAL CLASS)
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