Art: City of Blood

Ever since the early Cubists first caught the fever in 1910, African Negro sculpture has had an important influence on modern artists. In recent months first-rate exhibitions of this art have been held in Manhattan, Paris, London (TIME, April 119th). Plain gallery-goers sometimes find it difficult to understand much of an art which has nothing whatever to do with the civilized European concept of Beauty, but which stems directly from the basic emotion of fear. But one fact is plain to all eyes: in any showing of African art the bronzes and...

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