Art: Dream in Detail

Since mid-May, 1,000 G.I.s and Germans a day have thronged through an A.M.G.-sponsored art show in Wiesbaden. In paintings gathered from bombed-out German museums (notably Berlin's Kaiser Friedrich), they saw the work of such Flemish masters as Van Eyck, Gerard David and Van der Goes, such Germans as Dürer, Grünewald and Holbein. But the popular favorite by a day's march was Cranach's 16th-Century Fountain of Youth. His cosily detailed vision of the fountain seemed as real as a park pool. Cranach made people half-believe he had found the place where stooped cripples and trembling yellow hags could bathe and become pink-skinned...

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