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Sunday, February 8, 1931
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4 TiHE DETROJJ FREE P v V. ? S S U.N D AT, F E B R tl A t v ' s-"-- Vi V mU-J l? rllllCOi Alnb I n ft?. vl li aV' h " 1 ;! . ' 1 ij Sl?j'lra,l3j1J?l MAN'S ART I atov "F x jfyg, ,1 t AGAIN PRAISED t. ' ' I'' Boston, Like New York, Highly Approves Noted German Dancer's Work. Mary Wlgman, the new dance ensatlon, who is announced for an appearance at Orchestra hall, February 18, has added Boston to her series of triumphs. Following her ' appearance In that city a few days ago Horatio Parker, the eminent critic of the Boston Transcript, ityled Miss Wigman as "The dan-eer in this day without a peer." Continuing he said "For the first time since the prime of Isadora Duncan, a dancer who Invents, creates, transmits, has come among us." Miss Wigman's triumphs in Is'ew Tork continue with weekly appearances and at her Carnegie hall appearance last Sunday evening nearly 2,000 were unable to secure , tickets. INTERMEZZO WILL PRESENT NOVELTIES Bohemians' Event to Feature Music, Song and Dance. The Bohemians, Intermezzo, Opus V. which will be held this year, Tuesdny evening, February 17, in the Book Cadillac hotel, will present local talent of a high order for the entertainment of the musicians and their guests. Novelties from the . composer's standpoint, special vocal liumbors, tuneful and picturesque ballets will all be featured on the elaborate program arranged for the vent. The special numbers -will be presented immediately following the dinner. They will open with an "Ode of Welcome," written by Francis Mayhew, which will be sung by all the Bohemians, led by Archibald t C. Jackson. After this will follow , the grand march, to "The Grand , March of the Bohemians." by Henri Matheys, who will conduct the orchestra in this number. A brilliant and strikingly appeal-" Ing ensemble will be the fantastic "Dance of the Witches." from Hum-. perdinck's opera, "Hansel and Gretel," which will be Interpreted by the Detroit Civic Opera ballet, directed by Theodore J. Smith. One of the genuine novelties on this year's program will be the "Bohemian Menagerie," consisting ot miniatures by 10 Bohemians, vach composition portraying an impression of a chosen anininl. In this symposium will be represented , many of Detroit's leading musicians, and when Bendetson Netzorg lifts bis baton to conduct these numbers the audience will hear fresh and original music, mature in thought. . dignified or humorous In style and richly orchestrated. Between the feature numbers on the program there will be ballroom dancing to music furnished by the "Jean Goldkette orchestra. JQTic jptcorattvt Art' uiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijj ANTIQUES 1 EXPOSITION i GRAND CENTRAL PALACE New York, i'rhruurjr 27 to Marrit 7 MR. VERNAY will exhibit some interesting Period Rooms as well as a number of important examples from his collection of Early English Furniture. Booth A'o. It) IVernav f 1 Silt 'r A u -klKi IB, V uJVI NEW YORK IP EAST 343r STREET LONDON 2 ! TftAHaGAB HOUSE WATIRLOO PIACT limflllimilllllllllllllllllll nilllllllllllfflllllllllfg Italian Artt and Antupm Vrnetim GLm Carbon Pottery H Standi BrotadnDtmaJts MRS. WILTBANK 74 MADISON AVtNUI, MIW VOMK LSSiKvJ Jl rill 'OT , KflfefU If I'iWT i Week's Calendar At Art Institute Sunday, Feb. 8. 3:30 p. m. I-ecture, "Ronianpsque Architecture," by K. P. Hichardson, educational secretary. Concert by Chamber Music society, lecture hall. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 4:00 p. m. Gallery tour I'rliits. 8:30 p. m. l-rfvture, "lleter Bruegel," by Dr. V. K. Yaleiitlner, director. Auditorium. Wednesday, Feb. 11. 2:00 p. m. Gallery tour Guelph llreus-ure. Friday. Feb. 13, 7:30 p. in. Gallery tour I'rlnts. 8:30 p. in. Organ rwltul bv 1'arvln Titus, Saturday, Feb. 14, 10:00 a. m. Free motion picture for children. Auditorium. EXHIBITS. Honor Award Exhibit of the American Institute of Architects. Guelph Treasure. Violinist Will Appear Tuesday GII.BEKT KOSS. Continuing Its policy of giving young American artists a hearing, the Tuesday Muslcale will present Gilbert Ross, violinist, as the second recltallst of its season, Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock In the lecture hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Mr. Ross was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is the son of Professor Edward Alsworth Ross, head of the department of sociology at the University of Wisconsin. His entire musical education has been obtained in the United States. A pupil of Leopold Auer for Ave years, he made his debut in Berlin, followed by a tour of Germany, during which he appeared as solo- 1 iat with th. T-teflin I'Vl i 1 V. n .-n. r. I iorchMtra. nlavine the Brahms and i Tschaikowsky concertos. After concerning for two years in his native country, Gilbert Ross i anDeared in an Aeolian hall recital! in London and there gave the first performance from manuscript of Cecil Burleigh's third violin concerto, Op. 60. This composition, which will be a feature of Tuesday's program was dedicated to the I Famous Guelph Treasure Makes Its Detroit Debut Great Collection of Goldsmith Art to Be Shown Tuesday at Institute. BY E. F. RICHARDSON. It is a rare thing that is at once the treasure of a famous royal house, a great work of art, and an Interesting record of a remote and straDge age. The Guelph Treasure Is all of this and is, besides, probably the best opportunity which Americans can have to come In touch with the art of mediaeval Europe. For It is a strange thing that although the middle ages was one of the great periods of the world's history and one of the most Rplendid and creative, It is more riifllcult to represent adequately In our museums than any other. This is because It produced almost no single or detached works of art. The great expression of mediaeval genius is the Romnnesque and Gothic cathedral; aad although I throughout Europe these tower huge and grey over the roofs of modern towns and are still, in spite of wars and time and the destruction of their once glowing decoration, the pride of the cities in which they stand, they can by their nature only be seen by travelers. And what remains of mediaeval sculpture and painting Is always so intimately a part of the cathedral that it is only a ghost of itself when it Is detached from its architectural setting and put In a museum. Meant to Be Seen Alone. But works of the goldsmith and enamelist, such as from the Guelph Treasure, were portable objects meant to be seen individually. They are also in this period the work of a truly great art, and thus make for Americans perhaps the best means of seeing mediaeval achievement at its best. Unfortunately, goldsmith's work, because its precious materials Drougnt it in especial nazard in every time of disorder, it is excessively rare. It is extraordinary, therefore, when there appears a group of more than 70 pieces, of absolute genuineness and perfect preservation, covering the whole period from pre-Romanesque to the XV century. The Guelph Treasure was formed almost entirely out of the gifts of one of the most famous German royal houses, the House of Burns-wick-Luneberg, to the Cathedral of St. Blaslus at Brunswiek. The earliest pieces go back to the early XI century but many of the most notable were given by Duke Henry the Lion of Saxony (born 1129), who was one of the most young performer by Mr. Burleigh. Oscar Helfenbein will be at the i W n... "U Tn Z,!! f,W.- J"B.-u. Chor; Hrilich thut mlch varlansan" Tnm th. chrlm -,, Baph sonata in U minor ifor woim anil psanoi. . . nrhm Concrto In O minor, Op. 60 fiedlmtiHl to Mr. R,'M. Ccll ilurlvlgh Andante r!ih,iu, a la zmssreca Dohnatiyl Flight of tho Bimh! Hv. , -r. nuiri.r , Sovlllana (Spun'? rinrl Anvnl.fluM;H Introduction aso Rondo Caprice!.. 6Jnt-6at powerful and remarkable princes of the Guelph line. He went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1172 and brought home from Byzantium many relics of the saints, which he had enclosed in mountings of gold, silver and precious stones, and presented to the cathedral. These reliquaries are one of the strangest and most Interesting parts of the treasure. The collection continued to grow, however, until the end of the middle ages. Became Collection of Kings. After the Reformation it remained In possession of the cathedral until 1651, when it went back to the donors and became the private collection of the kings of Hanover. When Hanover was annexed in 1886 by Prussia, the treasure remained the private property of the king. After the revolution it was taken to Switzerland and now at last is to be sold. The remarkable history of the Treasure is the explanation of its preservation, through so many centuries, and also is the reason for its possession of so many rare pieces of the early periods. Romanesque goldsmith's work Is very rare indeed and the history of mediaeval art must be based upon pieces in this Treasure. One of the most extraordinary Romanesque pieces is a reliquary in the shape of a Byzantine domed church covered with enamels, carved ivories, and gilding: another is a portable altar covered with glowing enamels; several arm reliquaries, in the shapes of a forearm and hand, are also most strange. The work of this period was very bold and magnificent in design, made of silver-gilt enriched with ehamp-leve enamels and semi-precious stones. The influence of the gorgeous Byzantine goldsmith's work (like the two enameled placques In the Early Christian gallery of the art institute, was very strong upon the western craftsmen and is very evident in this work. The later Gothic pieces of the Treasure are more delicate in form but are hardly less striking. Great Beauty of Color. One of the most striking things about this great ecclesiastical treasure Is its beauty of color. The precious materials are everywhere enriched with enamels, of the deep, soft and glowing colors which derived from Byzantium. Another is the bold simplicity of the design. We are used to thinking of goldsmith's work as remarkable for Its precious materials and for its Intricacy, but not for any great artistic worth. One will find little of the modern fussiness in the design of these magnificent pieces, as simple as they are surprising and perfect. GIVES PIANO RECITAL WEDNESDAY EVENING Wednesday evening, February 11, Miss Josephine Carolin, who has graduated In this country and in Europe, will give a piano recital In the large auditorium of the Detroit Institute of Arts. She will play numbers by Schumann. Brahms, d.,i I- I t , . ' . Ravel, Chopin, Llslt, LiadOW and Granadoa. 1 I WOTItl1 I Detroit Women Painters Open Annual Exhibition Twenty-seven Artists Are Rep resented in Show at Detroit Gallery. Twenty-seven women painters and sculptors will be represented In the annual exhibition of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, which opens Mon day In the Detroit galleries, Fisher building. The exhibit will continue through Monday, February 23. The annual exhibition, which marks the high water period of the year for local women painters and sculptors, promises to surpass shows of former years in point of Interest. The entire facilities of the Detroit galleries, save one small room, will be given over to the exhibit. Each Monday and Thursday afternoon during the exhibition a reception and tea will be held at the galleries. Those who will be represented In the annual show are Elizabeth P. Bradfleld, Annette W. Burr, Eleanor S. Candler, Katherlne Conover, Delia Garretson, Llllie Garretson, Ann B. Goodman, Mary Hamilton, Helen E. Keep, Catherine Kosickl, Henrietta D. Lang, Edith P. Garrison, Marian V. Loud, Iris Andrews Miller, Vcnnoema McKenzle, Esther L, Murphy, Margaret Palmer, Alice Smith, Jane C. Stanley, Grace Forest, Helen Steketee, A. L. Thorne, Alice H. Thurber, Martha Guthrie, H. G. True, Hanny Van-der Velde and Hope H. Voorhees. Gallery Exhibitions Detroit galleries Annual exhibition of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, ending February 23. Portrait sketches by Jessie L. Fox, English artist. J. L. Hudson galleries Exhibition of 65 canvases by Leon A. Maklelskt. Gordon galleries Extensive showing of American. French and English paintings: comprehensive exhibition of etchings. Crafts-Guild Showing of students' work in drawing, etching and painting. Thomson galleries Sir Walter Scott, by Sir William Allan, R.A., P.R.S.A. Arts -Crafts Contemporary decorative arts and handicraft. J. W. Hughes gallery Reproductions of George Washington. Hanna galleries Etchings by contemporary artists. Crowley-Milner galleries Oil paintirtgs by Joseph Gleg and Charles Waltensberger. Scarab club February 17. opening of annual decorative arts show. The society at present is sponsoring a rotary exhibit in the state. This exhibition began in November at Port Huron, went later to Flint, and in March will be shown in Grand Rapids. There are 22 sustaining members In the organization. In December the annual drawing of pictures for the sustaining members was held at the Bemis Antique shop, East Jefferson avenue. At the annual meeting of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, held last week at the Instltue of Art, Miss Katherine Conover was elected president. The other officers are: Miss Marian V. Loud, vice-president; Mrs. J. H. McKenzle, second vice-president; Mrs. T. L. Thurber, recording secretary; Miss Henrietta Lang, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Fred T. Murphy, Miss Eleanor Candler and Miss Hanny Vandcr Velde, directors. THIRTEEN DETROIT CANVASES SHOWN Colony Club Exhibits Paintings From Two Michigan Shows. Thirteen canvases, seven from the recent Michigan artists' show, six from the other Michigan artists' exhibit held at the Scarab club, are now being shown in the card rooms off the solarium on the seventh floor of the Colony club. They are to be exhibited during the remainder of the month. Those from the Institute of Art exhibit are Ernest Hnrrison Barnes" "Cathedral Elms," "A Cup of Tea and a Book," by Reginald Bennet; "Portrait of Alberta Calder," by James Calder; Myron Chapin's "Studio Corner"; "Portrait of Mrs. Harold S. Baker, by Roy C. Gamble; "Union Trust Building," by Iris Andrews Miller, and Ivan Swift's "Harbor Town." From the group rejected by the Michigan artists' Jury, the following are on view, "Flowers," by John L. Pappas; Leon A. Makielski's "Composition"; Sunny Afternoon." by Irving R. Bacon; "Portrait," by Robert Herzberg; "Portrait of Shu- i Chai," by Paul Honore, and Hanny Vander Velde's "Cranbrook Church." PRESENTING SERIES OF VESPER PROGRAMS A series of vesper organ programs is being given by Marian Van Llew, Sunday afternoons, at 5 o clock, at Central Woodward Christian church. Woodward and Josephine avenues. The program for today follows: Elnhth't Frayfr (Warnerl; Pllrrlmi' fhorua tWmiiprt: Ar,;i .Notturna , Pielro Yon): Himhino tTon: Mlnwtto AMl 15. Muafta Ton); Echo Ton; ill mn of Gtorr tYon). Mary H'igmon, exponent of the modern German school of duncini, who will be seen in Detroit for iht first time, February IS. uheu the apprari in a program of dances in Orchestra Hall. Photo by Maurice Goldberf, New York. 2 A group of famous muueians and poets painted by the Venetian pmntrr, Jacopo Amogoni (or Amiconi). In this group are Mrtastasio, court pott under Charles the Sixth; Teresa Castillini, a singer; Farinelli, the fammt singer; Amiconi himself, and a young archduke as a page. Now on view at the A (new galleries, New York. 3 A' room designed by Monsieur Jules Bouy, of Paris. Accessoritt arranged by Mrs. Ehrich, at whose New York gallery the complete room it now on exhibition. Very French and very modern. Photo by G. W . Hurting, New York. 4 Two fine pieces from the Guelph Treasure which will b shown at lit Detroit Institute of Arts, February 10-2S. Left is a Veltheim cross of giliii silver set with enamels and semi-precious stones; made at Brunswick, tin-many, in the 14th century. On the right is a Dome Reliquary, right stir, decorated with enamel and carved ivory; goldsmith's work, made in (.'of( about 11 7S A. D. 5 His Excellency, the Polish Ambassador, Tytus Filipowicz, by Leon A. Makielski, in the one-man show of the Detroit artist at the J. L. Httdsot galleries. 6 Helen Brooks, playing in "The Vinegar Tree." The sketch Is i; Vernon Hunter, and is shown at the Delphic studios, New York. when in new yoRK BY DR. FRANK E. WASHBURN FRETJND. New Tork, Feb. 7. The outstanding event of last week was the opening of two new exhibition rooms at The French Institute which occupies a prominent building in East Sixtieth street, and, in Its various activities, testifies to the alertness of the French and their government who know what well directed propaganda and publicity can do for a whole country. Thus the well-known collectors and connoisseurs of modern French art, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dale, have now dedicated two new rooms at IN THE NEW YORK ART GALLERIE ARTHUR U. NEWTON (M lJ AtMsMs, iswsiaw. ID CNOUSH PORTRAITS IU..I.7 SPORTING 4 lAIT So" ITIIIT, NIW VOM PICTURES American Art Associat ion Anderson Galleries -Inc Auction Sales of Art, Antiquot and Literary Property 30 EAST 57TH STREET JOHN LEVY GALLERIES PAINTIXGS 1 Esjt 57th St., New York HRICff GIFTS ANTIQUES DECORATIONS 36 EAST 7 STREET New VOBK V PART POUR The French Institute fer the purpose of exhibiting in them from time to time representative French art, mostly of the modern dispensation. A very auspicious beginning is made with a show of which the subject is: "Portraits of Women from Romanticism to Surrealism." and, French art being what it K nn happier theme could have been chosen. Many of the pictures belotip to the Dale Collection and testify to the high standard and characteristic choice of these two connoi seurs. Other examples have been loaned by the Luxembourg museum Continued on Tage Five. NEWH0USE PAINTINGS New York '11 EAST 57th STREET St. JCouis 484 N. KINGSHIGHWAY SeTABLISHIO IN LONDON IN ISI PAINTINGS DRAWINGS by Old Masters THOMAS ACNEWfses iV. fit IAST TmTT NIW YOflK

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