Los Angeles

“Three French Painters”

Raymond Burr Gallery

Luminous, elegant, beau­tifully painted still lifes by Philipe Augé dominate this show. Those paintings with figures have a stylized, romantic, Italianate quality (Campigli at Pompeii) but only a few transcend a tendency to­ward decor to communicate a certain detached nostalgia. Solitude and, especially, Premier Combat, a fine exercise in white, best demonstrate the possibilities of his approach. Shown with Augé are works by Roger Jacquelin and Auguste Liquois. Jacquelin is not memorable. Liquois hesitates to push the rendering of atmosphere beyond the limits reached by Monet.

Joan Hugo