Art at the British Association


    A COLLECTION of photographs taken by members of the scientific delegation from Great Britain to the Indian Science Congress Association's jubilee meeting in January of this year was exhibited in the reception room of the British Association at Cambridge. Some of the photographs were of scientific personalities, others of Indian scenes and inhabitants, whereas several gave beautiful impressions of certain well-known Indian buildings at night, flood-lit and illuminated. A very pleasing innovation at this year's meeting, too, was the exhibition of works of art by members of the Association, which demonstrated very clearly that genius is not confined to a single avenue of interest. Many outstanding men of science are known to be accomplished in one or other of the arts, especially music, but this exhibition must have proved a pleasant surprise to many. Well over a hundred examples were exhibited, the chief among them being oil and water colour paintings, though examples also of ware, metal-work and hand-printing and weaving were on view. The arrangement of the exhibition would have reflected credit on the Royal Academy itself. All three members of the Bragg family have clearly found the painter's palette a valuable means of utilizing the little leisure at their command. Sir William Bragg, president of the Royal Society, showed an attractive study of aloes, while landscapes were also exhibited by his son, Prof. W. L. Bragg, Cavendish professor of physics in the University of Cambridge, and by his daughter, Mrs. Carol.

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    Art at the British Association. Nature 142, 387–388 (1938).

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