Art: Again, Epstein

In two rooms of the Ferargil Galleries, Manhattan, stood 44 of the sculptures of Jacob Epstein.

Madonna & Child drew the greatest storm of rage and approval. By this more than life-size bronze (a splayfooted gawky peasant girl wiping her enormous hands on the flanks of a wretched skinny child), babbits were terrified. They said, one to another: "Well, I must say, I think it's blasphemous. Jesus looks positively Semitic! And when you remember the way Raphael painted the mother, it seems really shameful . . . the man must be an atheist!" Esthetes, on...

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