Art: Biggest Something

Wielding the largest paintbrush in the world—something like a camel's hair street sweeper—chunky, grey-haired Raoul Dufy has been standing on a stepladder in an abandoned garage outside Paris for many months, while Jacques Maroger, technical adviser to the Louvre, stood below stirring basins full of pigment, water, alcohol and nut oil with an egg beater.

Last week what they had been working on was completed: a mural for the Paris Exposition of 1937, "largest painting in the world" showing in brilliant blobs of pink, green, yellow, purple and brown the history of electricity...

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