Art: ELEGANT SIMPLICITY

THE Archbishop of Salzburg raised his golden crosier, traced a great cross, murmured a blessing, then turned to the crowd and said: "It is done." As applause spattered across the courtyard in front of the Renaissance-baroque Salzburg Cathedral, one sturdy little man who was watching broke into a smile. For Italian Sculptor Giacomo Manzù, 49, the dedication one day last week of the 6,600-Ib. bronze doors for the cathedral ceremoniously closed the book on three years of intense, painstaking work.

Perhaps Manzù's greatest work, the doors (opposite) bear four bas-reliefs representing four saints of charity. They show St. Martin of Tours cutting...

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