Arts: Sick in the Head

Munich has been the scene of a bitter engagement between those age-old foes—Radicals and Conservatives. The Minister of Education took advantage of a recent law (retiring government officials about the age of 65) to oust six conservative professors from the Academy, including the Director, Karl von Marr, American-born. Said Professor von Marr: "These ultra-Modernists are mentally afflicted. They are sick in their heads, and the more I see of their work, the more I become convinced of the fact. Most of them are incapable of learning the simple mechanics of drawing, so...

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