Art: A New Art

Art galleries are normally at their best when they are flooded with light, but last week a black-walled gallery on Paris' Right Bank was at its best flooded in darkness. Its dazzling show was a Picasso retrospective of 50 characteristic works from 1898 to 1955, plus another 50 works by such masters as Cezanne, Bonnard, Braque,

Gauguin, Dufy, Vlaminck. Their masterpieces split the gloom of the gallery with a luminosity that never glowed from any canvas that had been brushed with paint. They were not paintings, but transcriptions of paintings done in a new technique —and there were signs that they might...

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