Art: PUBLIC FAVORITES (Nos. 41 & 42)

There is a theory that art spins out of itself, century by century, in a sort of chain reaction. According to this notion, it is the world of art and not the great wide world that inspires artists. French Author-Critic André Malraux, a European cultivated to the breaking point, put that idea across in The Voices of Silence (TIME, Feb. 15). Yet painters who prefer the fields to the museums, and who try to describe nature rather than to repeat or surpass another man's picture, do not fit this theory. The U.S. has been rich in such artists, as it has...

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