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MR HERKOMER ON ART EDUCATION.âMr Her- komer's theory is personal and interesting. But the fact is that a certain amount of academic training is absolutely necessary. Of course the conventional system can be, and nearly always, i." carried too far; but-and especially to the greatest and loftiest artists-a careful study of the antique, as a preliminary to the study of nature, is helpful and useful in the highest degree. Mr Herkomer pointed to Frederick Walker, Small, Pinwell, and other now famous men, who have developed talents of a high order by constant practice in illiREraf-i- periodical literature. But in doing this he was somewhat unfortunate, for it is notorious that Walker never lost the hard outlines necessary, and indeed unavoidable, in his style of wood-drawing, but which are wholly out of place, and degenerate into mere trick and falsehood, in painting; and that Small, however beautiful his black-and-white, has so far failed to show any true sense of colour. Besides some hundreds of far greater namesâfrom Van Eyck's day to Burne Jones'sâcould be men- tioned of men who had done little or no such work, who indeed have had hardly any but the l I acede. mic training that Mr Herkomer laughs at. We are not unreasonably prejudiced either for or against the academic system; it has its uses and abuses, but so has the system advocated by Mr Herkomer. If the one is apt to produce dullards and dull work, the other is certainly responsible for much which, if it did not deal, as other jour- nalism does, with actuality, would add to the re- proach of dullness the greater reproaches of chf«p- forSMaDrch °m The MaHazin* °fArt for March. =:

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