Art: Something Borrowed?

In the smoky coffeehouses where Madrid's art world gathers, an ugly word was buzzing last week around the name of Surrealist Salvador Dali: "Plagiarism." The respected newspaper A.B.C. had printed a series of photographs pointing up likenesses between Dali's work and that of some of his predecessors. Dali's Christ of St. John of the Cross (TIME, Dec. 17), said A.B.C., resembles a Crucifixion by the 81-year-old French artist Auguste Leroux. A dog in a recent Dali picture is the image of a dog in Anye Bru's Martyrdom of St. Mcdin (circa 1500), and...

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