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Figure HAIG ARKLIN Grand Concert of Paintings A tour of European galleries with an artist for a guide. A feast of noble enjoyment Figure A SUPERB EXHIBITION OF OIL PAINTED CANVASES WITH DRAMATIC EXPOSITIONS. ARTIST — CRITIC — ACTOR Figure The Arklin Concert Just as a musician takes some classical compositions and interprets them to the enjoyment and inspiration of his audience, so Haig Arklin has interpreted these great classical paintings with his paint and brush upon canvas and further interprets them with the spoken word and the dramatic art, to the added enjoyment, exaltation, and inspiration of his audience. The fifteen reproductions in his collection are painted by himself on canvas in sumptuous oil colors holding his audiences in continued fascination. Mr. Arklin is not only an artist but also a critic of deep insight. In his expositions he displays the rare power of making his hearers feel with himself the soul searching, essence finding, prophetic imagination of the painter's mind which pervades these pictures and rejoices our hearts. Rarely do we find a platformist possessing such dramatic power as he shows while depicting the tragic in art, or the sublime in nature. The Arklin concert of paintings is both unique and original. Figure A Grand Concert of Colors St. Michael Conquering Guido Reni Goddess of Discord Turner Fighting Temeraire Turner Duchess of Devonshire Reynolds Laughing Cavalier Frans Hals Descent from the Cross Rubens Aurora Guido Reni Jupiter and Antiope Correggio Sacred and Profane Love Titian Tribute Money Titian Madonna of the Chair Raphael Sistine Madonna Raphael Adam and Eve Michelangelo Last Supper Da Vinci Mona Lisa Da Vinci Figure This Gallery of Paintings represents an achievement that many a man might point to with pride as the work of a life time. Haig Arklin spent years reproducing the paintings, and perfecting his apparatus took much time. Figure The result is a collection of paintings worth thousands of dollars, giving at one sitting the view of masterpieces worth millions, but art is priceless, and the opportunity offered unparalleled. Picture a magnificent reproduction of a great masterpiece, in size six feet wide and seven feet high, painted on canvas in the colors of the original, so large that an audience of three thousand can view the reproduction, which is placed under a strong searchlight, with ease of vision. Figure Press Comments He displayed in one galaxy fifteen great paintings of past ages and made them speak their enchanted lore.— Tribune, Chicago, Ill. To enjoy a tour of the European galleries with an artist for a guide, to behold the most precious treasures of the museums, palaces and cathedrals of London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Florence, Venice and Dresden, is a rare pleasure and not often afforded to art lovers of this city.— The News, Buffalo, N. Y. Pictures were beautiful and his interpretations wonderfully instructive. Arklin pointed out the beauties and told the stories of the canvases as only an artist could. His dramatic description of one picture was a fine bit of acting.— Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Ga. Drew out the largest crowd we have had so far. He held the audience in breathless attention for almost an hour and a half. His concert stands in a class by itself and will be a special feature in any Chautauqua.— News-Herald, Boulder, Colo. His descriptive dramatic discourse, coupled with his gorgeously colored paintings, hold his audience in intense, delightful fascination.— Oregonian, Portland, Ore. A large audience spent an interesting and profitable hour Saturday evening at the Shakespeare Club meeting. Mr. Haig Arklin showed fifteen most beautifully painted copies of the world's famous paintings. It certainly was a wonderful opportunity. The colors were rich and the pictures were very interesting, both from an esthetic and historic standpoint.— Star, Pasadena, Calif. Last night the members of the Society of Pedagogy enjoyed the privilege of being conducted through the art galleries of Europe by Haig Arklin, who supplemented the effect of beautifully prepared paintings by admirable descriptions. The large audience listened attentively to the concert which was greatly appreciated. Both the pictures and Mr. Arklin's interpretations were praised by the audience, who after an an hour and a half of interesting entertainment were surprised by the termination of the program, which had held them in breathless attention.— Star, St. Louis, Mo. Ebell Club members are enthusiastic over the lecture and anxious of securing Mr. Arklin again.— Examiner, Los Angeles. The pictures were splendidly shown and testified to the patient endeavor and fine artistic ability of Mr. Arklin.— Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Wash. There was a large and appreciative audience, and Mr. Arklin held their undivided attention for over an hour. The pictures were beautifully and accurately colored.— Age-Herald, Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Arklin has a charming command of English. At the conclusion, he was loudly applauded and the audience hated to leave. An effort is being made to have him repeat his program here.— Post, Denver, Colo. Mr. Arklin is a man with a message and a mission.— The Register, Des Moines, Iowa. He held his audience spellbound with his dramatic readings of the `Slave Ship' and the `Massacre of Innocents.'— Houston Post, Houston, Texas.
|Title||Haig Arklin: grand concert of paintings|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Arklin, Haig|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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