Excerpt from The Studio, Vol. 50: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine Applied Art, June 15, 1910The present exhibition of the Royal Academy certainly proves one thing - that there are a very large number of people who have learned the painter's craft, and whose knowledge of the mechanism of picture-making is quite consider able. There is in the show a great deal of paint well laid on; there are many e...
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clever draughtsmanship, there is an appreciable amount of agreeably managed colour arrangement; the evidences of the efficiency of the modern art school teaching are plentiful and, in their way, con vincing. Yet, with all this, the exhibition is by no means impressive as an art display. It lacks obviously just that note of inspira tion and of personal intention which is necessary to make it interesting; it lacks spirit and vitality, and it suffers seriously from paucity of ideas. Most of the con tributors seem to have forgotten that to draw well and to put paint cleverly upon canvas cannot be accepted as the sole duty of the artist; most of them evidently do not know what to do with the practical knowledge they have acquired during their student days.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.