Water-Colour Society, second notice
|Topic||Water-Colour Society, second notice|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
75 May 29 Academy
Water-Colour Society (second notice).
Rossetti, William M. "The Water-Colour Society." Academy (May 29, 1875): 160. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti discusses several watercolor artists with mention of intent, technique and relative merit, but the majority of the review is merely mention of dozens of landscapes and the names of their painters. He finds many of them to be marginally successful, some he pans outright. He closes with a section on animal paintings, mentioning a half dozen works and artists.
Rossetti warns that Duncan, a promising artist, is "in danger of doing himself less than justice by his somewhat blunt and offhand method of execution." Miss Gillies he credits with painting "with a good deal of emotion," Haag with too much consideration of "receipt" in his execution.
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