Art: British Revival

Not in decades have Manhattan muse um-and gallery-goers witnessed such a heaping helping of British art as is spread out before them this season. The main course, in the Manhattan Museum of Modern Art's "Masters of British Paint ing" show, is a 150-year survey of 31 artists (see color pages), ranging from the visions of William Blake to the hallucinatory portraits of Francis Bacon, from the landscapes of Turner and Constable to the cool, elegant abstractions of Ben Nicholson and Stanley Spencer's portrayal of a New Jerusalem near his green and pleasant home...

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