Art: East, West, South

¶ Painting in a high key means using bright colors without much tonal shading or contrast with neutral greys and browns. A brave method, what it may produce for the uninspired was shown in astonishing variety last week in Manhattan at the 113th annual exhibition of the National Academy. By contrast with four out of five of the 300-odd paintings, the American Abstract Art which preceded them at the spacious Fine Arts Building (TIME, Feb. 28) seemed modestly professional. Exceptions were the entries of a dozen academicians who know their business and...

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