Studio: international art — 78.1919

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“THE TEMPLES OF NEW
YORK.” CHARCOAL DRAW-
ING BY C. R. W. NEVINSON

THE ART OF C. R. W. NEVINSON.
BY MALCOLM C. SALAMAN. a

“ 'T'HE immediate need of the art of to-
1 day is a Cezanne, a reactionary, to
lead art back to the academic traditions of
the old masters, and save contemporary art
from abstractions, as Cezanne saved Im-
pressionism from * effects.’ ” This is a very
recent utterance of C. R. W. Nevinson, who
proves his sincerity in certain landscapes
that would not shame the wall that held

also a Crome. ** But surely there must be
some mistake,” I can hear many people
saying. u Nevinson is a Cubist, a Futurist.
Was it not he who manifestoed with
Marinetti i Did he not almost out-
Futurize the dynamic Severini i Have we
not been bewildered by his geometrical
kaleidoscopic abstractions of the music-hall
and the Cockney Carnival of Hampstead
Heath i Was there not deliberate cubic
structure and abstract vision in those extra-
ordinarily vivid war-pictures of his which

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