Art: The Moon & Marseille

"The show," said one enthusiastic reviewer, "reeks of garlic." He was describing an exhibition in Paris' Louvre of work by painters born in Provence (where garlic is even more popular than elsewhere in France). As a group, the paintings did give off a strong flavor: baroque, darkly passionate and hot as the Midi sun. The most famous of the lot were by Fragonard, Daumier and Cezanne. (In maturity they learned to blend garlic with more subtle spices, and rose above their baroque beginnings to highly individual achievements.) But the star of the Louvre's show...

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