Art: Surrealist

A small group of strange paintings attracted critics to Manhattan's Balzac Galleries last week. They were the work of a bald, naturalized Frenchman named Jean Crotti. Painter Crotti is the most eminent exponent of a school of art known as surrealism.

Surrealists do not believe in thought. They paint subjectively, they insist. They slap paint on canvas to express not what they see but what they feel. Paris has about 20 or 30 recognized surrealists, all anxious to claim Pablo Picasso as one of them for his abstractions....