Art: Toward Raphael

Surrealism was an old tired story when World War II outdated it for keeps. Some of Surrealist Salvador Dali's zany stunts were curiously prophetic of blast and ruin; today they seem tame compared with the actuality of bombs that can melt watches, toss armchairs into treetops and instantly disintegrate a man. Dali is showman enough to know it and he has taken a new tack—back toward Raphael.

This week his winning way with paint and reporters was making news once again; a Dali Madonna appeared on the cover of This Week magazine, to illustrate...

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