Art: Adept Child

The charm of most child paintings, abundantly demonstrated in several shows this season, depends as much on technical innocence as on anything else: when children master adult techniques, they usually copy adult subject matter as well. In London last week, visitors at the New Burlington Galleries saw something different in the way of. childish art—the creations of an Austrian girl who used a grownup, effortless technique, as skilfully as some clever illustrator, to picture childish fantasies, fairy stories, dreams, allegories, religious ponderings. Roswitha Bitterlich is now 18, but her show included pencil drawings...

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