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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 10 June 8, 1938



Perhaps the most finished and pleasing portraits are Mrs. Tripe's, because her flesh tones are unforced and she makes cold greens and grays look warm and natural. Her backgrounds are not curtains and they do not Intrude. Incidentally, the subjects or the portraits look interesting. "In a London Studio" is a fine painting or herself against a subdued view of London roof-tops and chimney-pots that is quite charming. Again, her unusual use of grays is noticeable.

One other oil which provokes comment is "Spring Morning," by Marcus King, which achieves its atmosphere us much by its colour as by its subject. A branch of spring blossom flung across a window and a bowl or irises give point to the title, but the dark plum purples of the interior are the beauty of the picture.

It is an exhibition which leaves one in doubt as to the issue or art in New Zealand.