This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ... association which fires the blood and kindles the imagination. These remarks are not intended to convey the impression that opportunities for such association do not exist here, but that, through some unknown law, the crystallisation of intellects does not go on so uniformly nor so rapidly as it does in the big cities of the Old World. Miss Violet Teague, who has also recently returned from Europe, and who won an Honourable Mention at the Paris Salon of 1896, exhibited several works, the most striking being a portrait of Marie Iifiermans, which is strongly painted. Bernard Hall, Director of the Melbourne National Gallery, who some feiv,-years ago had a studio in London, contributed two works, the more important being a nude figure-subject, A 1V.m_;/z--a wood nymph, seated in a sheltered glade by a pool. The figure is beautifully drawn and the composition is harmonious. _ Walter Withers sent several landscapes, the two most important being T/ze Storm, here illustrated, and T/ze Fallen lllunarel. The former depicted a stormy winter's day in Australia, when the sudden rush of the cold south wind makes the tall gum trees bend their shaggy heads, and when, closely following it, the rain comes up in blinding sheets and beats with relentless force against the giant trees standing amid the wide and weird landscape. The artist has caught with powerful eflect the moment when the wind is swirling along--a forerunner of the coming rain. The second picture is a strong contrast. The scene is a stretch of Australian country in the height of summer. The grass is scorched with the burning heat of the sun, which still pours down its piercing rays full upon the men who are hard at work sawing, chopping-up, and carting away the huge monarch of the old-time forest, falle...
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