Negative review of French Impressionism exhibit in NYC in 1866.
The impressionist oxiiibit at the American .Art Galleries will be of comparatively short duration. Pictures for the prize competition are being collected collected and from the canvases I have seen that wore destined therefor I should have no hesitancy in declaring beforehand that it will outrank tho Acadomy in merit. Messrs. Insloy and Murphy will send to it the largest canvases they ver painted. As a mark for ridicule the impressionist display has been a conspicuous success. Few hav regarded it as other than a display of monstrosities and crank - sms, and ono artist writes to me that ho went home from the show and proceeded to havo a nightmare as soon as hehad fallen asleep. London is enjoying a French exhibition also, but it Is not so unconscionable unconscionable an affair as that on Twenty - third street, it tho London papors speak truly. H. J. Paulson's huge picture of Niagara in Winter, which has been noticed In this column, is to be seen at the Vi'undorlich Gallery, 8G8 Broadway, New York, and thero is talk of bringing it to Brooklyn. Brooklyn. The subject is difficult to handle, but Mr. Fat - tison has made an interesting picture, and in the whirl and swoop of tho rapids below tho falls, with under currents heaving foam circled convexities out of the green current he has shown a masterly grasp of fluvian movement and aspect Mrs. Candace Wheeler, of the Associated Artists, lectured last evening to tho Gotham Art Students on textile fabrics, illustrating hor talk with beautiful beautiful and curious specimens of materials and em - broldory, among them some examplos of old Peruvian Peruvian textiles loaned by tho Smithsonian Instituto at Washington, whose agents found them in tombs and mummy cases. Those Peruvian relics aro not the only ones that prove that in the very infancy of a race tho feeling for beauty is ns apparent as the demands of appetite. The degraded South Sea Islanders Islanders wo missionaries call them that, you know and the nnkod Zulus carve spears and war clubs, and make ornaments of shells and feathers that trained artists are delighted to get hold of for Introduction Introduction among tho works of art in tholr studios. The Gotham Art Students will benefit by to - day's exhibition of the paintings by the French Impressionists Impressionists at tho American Art Galleries. The rooms will bo open from 20 A. M. to 5 P. M., and admission will bo reduced to twenty - five cents. If a Philistine Philistine cannot extract a quarter's worth of fun out of the thing he is hard to please. It is an exhibitiou that everybody should see once. The Brooklyn Art Club cloaod its exhibition at the Sherk Gallery last night, the best and most remunerative remunerative exhibition It has ever made. There wore some pictures in it without rival in any current exhibition, exhibition, notably the little figures drawn so delicately delicately and painted so solidly by young Messrs. De Comps and Rorke. Tho excellent showing made by lady artists has already boen commented on. Sirs. Steams' strong flguro ploce, Miss Barstow's thoughtful landscape and Miss Bunnister's pretty little girl, with sunlight dappling hor dress and her bright and healthy face an sho tako3 hor "Rest by the Way" these are full of satisfaction, and they bold out pleasant promises. It Is to be hoped that the club will continue its activity aud interest in its work, and to tho end that it should do so one of tho lady members has put forth a plea for weekly or fortnightly inoetings to be devoted to discussion, criticism, the reading of essays, drawing from models, models, tho submission of compositions and an 11 o'clock consummation of coffee, crackors and cheese and ice cream. GatheriugB of that sort would he so full of prollt and enjoyment that the scheme can hardly fail of adoption. Mr. Lihou Is preparing another exhibition of works in oil, aquarelle, pastel and black and white at his gallery, which will open during the current week, and will be sold at auction later. The water color exhibition at the Stokum Gallery will open on May 3. Pictures will be diaposed of only at private sale.