Art: Masters & Maternity

The best known picture magazine in Europe, France's L'Illustration, is famed for its handsome four-color reproductions of Old Masters. Readers flipping through an issue two months ago came upon what at first glance looked like a splendid reproduction of Raphael's famed La Belle Jardiniere, now in the Louvre. A second glance shot eyebrows high. The Virgin Mary was feeding the infant Jesus from a modern nursing bottle, while at her knee the infant St. John looked on hungrily. The whole parody was an advertisement for Nestlé's baby food. A line at the top...

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