Studio: international art — 85.1923

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DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE AND DECORATION

“ THE MUFFIN MAN.” OIL PAINT-
ING BY ORLANDO GREENWOOD

painting, always within the limits of its
spiritual aims, to to speak. The Blue Girl
shows him on a much higher level, for not
only is it an admirably composed and
harmonious picture : it is, aufond, a realisa-
tion of personality expressed with a good
deal of subtlety, felt as a whole, and per-
sonal in its very pose and design, a 0
In these brief notes there is no room for
adequate appreciation of Mr. Greenwood's
work in water-colour, and yet it is probably
in that medium that he is to be seen at his
most artistic. In the exercise of it he
achieves a limpidity and delicacy, a rich-
ness and robustness, which are wholly
admirable. 0 0 0 0 0

DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE
AND DECORATION. 000

IN the January number of 11 Architec-
ture," the new periodical launched by
the Society of Architects last November
with the intention of making the art it
represents the subject of first-class critical
writing, there is a trenchant article by Mr.
St. John Ervine, the well-known dramatist
who, dealing specifically with the work of
architects in relation to theatre design,
gives vent to some outspoken criticism of
architects in general. He complains that
“ the average architect is more concerned
with the irrelevancies of architecture than

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