Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bakst

At Foppa’s Club, Nick surveys the scene:  “The Walls were white and bare, the vermouth bottles above the little bar shining out in bright stripes of colour that seemed to form a kind of spectrum in red, white and green.  … Continue reading

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Mark Members On St. John Clarke

We already know Barnby’s opinion of St. John Clark’s taste. Now Mark Members, dismissed as St. John Clarke’s secretary, tells Jenkins, ” I can say without boasting that I had done a great deal to … improve St. J’s attitude … Continue reading

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At the Isbister Memorial Exhibit

Jenkins attends the Isbister Memorial Exhibition “partly for business reasons, partly for a certain weakness for bad pictures, especially bad portraits.” [AW 113/106] He reflects: “Pictures, apart from their aesthetic interest, can achieve the mysterious fascination of those enigmatic scrawls … Continue reading

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Indifferent Seascapes

Quiggins surveys the Templer’s cottage. “His eyes continued to stray over the very indifferent nineteenth- century seascapes that covered the walls; hung together in patches as if put up hurriedly… ” [AW 87/ 80] The tradition of painting the sea must be … Continue reading

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