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FIVE PAINTERS T HE, five are Francis Bacon, Frances Hodgkins, Henry

Moore. Matthew Smith and Graham Sutherland. They are in this order because the alphabet arranges these things with a nice impartiality which critics cannot emulate. So Bazon comes first. His medics for figures at the base of a Crucifix will appal the traditionalist and puzzle even the most open-minded. They belong to the " bone period," and each seems to represent a pelvis in which a nest of vipers has settled and hatched a horrihle and halfhuman specimen all neck and gaping mouth. These are hard to accept but there is power and a more sympathetic originality in his landscape. The achievements of the other four painters in this show are immense. The Matthew Smith's, especially, glow with creative fire and represent painting in

the grand, Mariner. Sutherland's and Hodgkins' stature, too. has increased, only the Moore's disappoint because they are repetitive.—(Lefevre.) . I, C.


To paint for children is less under"' Standable than to write forthein, but Mr. Eurich's pictures are calculated to please the direct mind whether of child or grown-up. His landscapes are bright and obvious and well disposed towards their viewers. His action pictures are of the 'kind that start a story going in the imagination It would be impossible not to like these little, cheerful. friendly Canvases —out why arc they ['etc. ? I should have thought children would have preferred big pictures as they like big

books.—(Redfern.) I. C.

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