Art: Joy of Living

In an age that tends increasingly toward gloom, horror and mathematical coldness in art, the painter who makes a critical success with warm and happy pictures is an exception. Such an artist is Vytautas Kasiulis, 36, a refugee from Lithuania, whose one-man show in Paris last week was a solid hit with critics and buyers alike.

Collectively titled Joy of Living, Kasiulis' 27 canvases are all nostalgic, tender scenes with an old-fashioned sentiment about them reminiscent of the designs in petit-point footstool covers. Harmony shows two blonde maidens sitting together on a fringed sofa, both playing the same guitar. Prelude is an...

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