Art: Cheese

The little (pop. 10,000) North Italian town of Suzzara has long been known for its fine Parmesan cheeses. Last week it was an art center as well, staged one of the biggest shows of Moscow-style art yet seen outside the Iron Curtain.

Suzzara had packed its exhibition jury with Communists, found room for the works of 420 painters and sculptors, 80% of whom employ the flatly realistic picture-book style that Stalin knows and loves. Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia, which had all passed up Venice's big "Biennale" exhibition (TIME, June 26 et seq.), gladly contributed to this one.

Top prize—a 150-lb. calf—went to a...

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