Art: Boiling Internally

The exhibition at Paris' Maeght Gallery last week was the kind that provokes many a parent to exclaim: "My kid could do better than that!"

Some of the pictures (with titles like The Red Sun Is Gnawing at the Spider) looked like the absent-minded doodles of a preoccupied businessman. They were crammed with little stars, half moons, circles, eyes, teeth and amorphic blobs loosely knit together with wandering black lines. There were also sculptures and such: highly polished pear-sized bronzes and "objects" made of bricks, rusty wire and old bones. All these things were produced by Joán Miró, a Spanish-born painter-sculptor who...

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