Art: Pleasure in Pittsburgh

Thanks to the Carnegie Institute's well-known "Internationals,"* Pittsburghers have had a good chance to watch the tides of modern art. Last week Fine Arts Director Gordon Bailey Washburn opened his first big show there since he took over the job last fall.

The show illustrated eight centuries (1100-1900) of French art in 172 paintings, drawings and illuminations. They filled four galleries on Carnegie's top floor, gave a chronological picture of French art from Romanesque frescoes to Cezanne. Gallerygoers could pick out the contrasts for themselves from clear, strong Pietas to a frowzy Toulouse-Lautrec chorus girl kicking up her heels in a...

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