ART: Unrealist

A cosmopolitan crowd of Manhattan art-lovers trampled each other's elegant toes last week to see an exhibit of paintings by Marc Chagall, one of the least known (in the U.S.) of important modernist painters, the man for whom the word surrealist was first coined.

The show, held at Manhattan's Pierre Matisse Gallery (owned by the son of Painter Henri Matisse), contained 16 canvases. First impression of so much Chagall in one room was like falling through space closely pursued by open cans of the three primary colors. Gradually the chromatic confusion resolved itself...

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