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By Arnold Shore

An artist is revealed in the   Jean Bellette exhibition at the Peter Bray Gallery.  

The black and white land- scape (l8) sets the heart singing with its lovely tone, pattern and sense of place.

This is far the best of a sequence of Melbourne shows by Sydney artists shown re- cently.

Oils, water-colors, pastels   and black and white studies attain at their best a stan- dard only vaguely suggested when the painter concerned herself too much with striv-   ing after a new treatment of   ancient Grecian ideals.  

Some of these latter are in the show.

They do not compare with the uncatalogued "Essie Resting" which suggests a positive basis of visual ex- perience turned somewhat sketchily, to a truly poetic portrayal of rest, sleep, and dreams.

The color glow of (9) - a frieze like group of figures - makes it one of the best of the imaginative studies.

The worst of these is prob-     ly (2) Its water has no   level, and the wooden figures   are not disturbed.

Some of the drawings have     heads that do not rest on hands (23).

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