Art: New Directions

Sculpture is probably the oldest of the arts, but in the first half of the 20th century, sculptors have scooted off in more new directions than they ever dreamed of in all the centuries before. While sculptors still chip away at stone with chisels, they also twist bits of wire, cement boulders together, and fire away at sheet metal with the blowtorch. In Manhattan last week the variety of sculpture on view ranged from the traditional figures of Rodin to the mobiles of Alexander Calder, and included a broad cross section of contemporary...

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