Art: In the World of Marvels

"Artistic creation is the result of playing like a child, ' says Painter-Sculptor Max Ernst. Ernst himself has been playing all his life, and the result is some of the most imaginative and ingenious work done in this century. Very early he began his "excursions in the world of marvels, chimeras, phantoms, poets, monsters, philo. ">phers, birds, women, lunatics, magi, trees, eroticism, stones, insects, mountains, poisons, mathematics and so forth." As could be seen at his big (240 works) retrospective exhibition at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art last week (see color}, the...

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