Art: Woman in a Bird Bath

Maldarelli's star ex-pupil is 30-year-old Mitzi Solomon, but strangely enough, none of the nudes in Maldarelli's show (see above) was named Mitzi. She staged an exhibition of her own last week, just around the corner from the master's, and Maldarelli did not bother to see it. Her work had grown a world apart from his.

Shaking back her long dark hair, Mitzi sadly tried to define the rift: "He's interested in the generalized shape of a woman; I like the generalized shape, period. Breasts, buttocks, hills and seed pods have similar shapes. I generalize them to make my figures mean more...

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