ART: Image of Italy

In the 17th Century a gifted French expatriate, Claude Lorrain, discovered a landscape of great melancholy possibilities in the Ruins of Rome. Ever since then, few romantic artists on conventional pilgrimage to Italy have failed to turn out one or more studies in the grandeur of ancient Rome's denuded masonry and shattered marble. How differently from such artists one contemporary U. S. painter sees, feels and works, could be observed last week in the most interesting treatment of Rome's Ruins yet produced in the 20th Century. It was on view at the...

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