Swiss wood-engravers share the double cultural influence which is so characteristic of their national lite in all fis phases. On the one hand there are artists, of whom Karl Hanny is a striking example, who bear the imprint of Ger-manic civilization, whereas P. E.. Vibert imbued with the best French traditions. THE INDEPENDANIN OF 1,929. It must be admitted that the Salon des Independants is dying. tts creation was due to certain conditions which have ceased to exist suchas the limited opportunities painters had for displaying their works, outside of the official Salons and the excessively conservative tendencies of the juries who passed on works submitted for admission to These Salons. Times have changed. The number of galleries and dealers bas multiplied inordinately. lf, of the five thousand works of art ( ?) exhibited, there are a hundred which are worth looking at, there is not the slightest doubt that the latter could always find a place in some other show. To estimate the extent of the change all one bas to do is to recall the Independants as they were twenty-five years ago, with their enthusiasm their atmosphere of dynarnic ener-gy, and the empty, barren and chilly ro oms another through one wonders nowadays looking, generaly in vain, for some canvas of interest or distinction. Tu be sure there are some exceptions. A nombre ‘of thern are women. The pic tares shown by Marie Howet, Diane Joubin, Marie-Therese Jullien, Monique Joergensen, Jeanne Hladikon are all; in their very different ways, above the average. SOI] more deserving of attention are the can-vases of Constant Le Breton. The large painting by Jean de Bolton is very ingeniously composed. Mention should also be made of the works by Tozzi, Lewino, Littlefield, Luca and Manz. The quality of the sculpture as a whole is superior ta that of the paintings. Beothy’s o Suzanne fi confirms his radier promise, the r, Tete de jeune fille » by Ambrosto has great chat m but unquestionably Simone Hannotin’s o Femme au Panier » is the most notable piece of sculpture shown at this year’s Salon des Independants. THE ,, TRIsTAN AND ISE., o OF DANAGNES. The volume of which Daragnes is the peintre, publisher, and illustrator has taken him there years to produce. That in itself is sufficient to make it noteworthy. The tasse with which he has conceived and executed the volume, the heauty of the wood-cuts in several colors, the excellence of the paper contribute to its distinction. A critic May regret certain detalls such as a tendency to assimilate a thoroughly modern piece of book-making to a medieval manus-m ipt by the use of a colored the border décorative chapter headings and so on. Also exception might he taken to the importance givra ta the publisher’s emblem on the tille page. These however are minor defects. They are more than atoned for by the quality of the illustrations which rank with the finest productions of the kind in modern art. Fortunate indeed are the minety-five bibliophiles who alone will enjoy the priviledge of possessing this rare treasure. Le Gérant : F. SANT’ANDBEA. 1AleltIMEIDE DE CONIPILENE. FIND ART DOC