Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 10. June 14, 1939
Art and Music
Art and Music.
In his analysis of an African mask, its "form" being explained on the analogy of the sonata "form" in music. Mr. Simpson seemed to go a little too far, discovering relationships where the artist probably did not Intend them at all. It appears to us that such an extension of the functions of art criticism is unwarranted.
With slides of work by Giotto, Seurat, Eric Gill, and Cezanne, Mr. Simpson explained a theory concerning the process of perception, which did not seem to be in accord with modern psychological theories.
Mr. Simpson is an interesting, fluent, and meticulous speaker, and few people in New Zealand have a greater knowledge of modern art than he. We hope that, he will speak to us again, if possible developing the controversial theories mentioned above.