Art: 11,000 Tons, No Art

Within the past six months in France a great equestrian statue of Marshal Foch was unveiled at Cassel, a monumental figure of Marshal Joffre at Chantilly. On both occasions, art critics and a large section of the French press howled in derision, said that the monuments were blots on the landscape. The French Ministry of Beaux Arts suddenly sided with the critics last week, announced that no contract would be awarded, all designs and models would be returned, in the contest for a monument to perpetuate the memory of the Battle of...

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