Art: Voices of Dissent

What is good art? A work that some people regard as a masterpiece often provokes others to invective. Around the world last week, the debate stirred partisans of both sides to heated controversy:

¶ In Dublin, a bronze cast of a reclining figure by British Sculptor Henry Moore, purchased for the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, made Irish tempers boil. The lumpy-limbed figure was proudly hauled into a meeting of Dublin's Friends of the National Collections of Ireland. Up jumped fragile, 60-year-old Beatrix, Dowager Baroness Dunalley. "I am horrified by this monstrosity!" cried Lady Beatrix. "It makes me not angry but...

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