Art: Bonanza Split

France's decision last week to build a monumental new "Museum of the 20th Century" gives sweet vindication to two great artists. One is Swiss-born Le Corbusier (TIME cover, May 5, 1961), who has worked in Paris for 39 years and has never received a major commission in his adopted city. He will design the building, doing everything, as usual, right down to the doorknobs. The other is the late Georges Rouault, who once outraged France by burning 315 of his own paintings. The new museum will devote ten of its galleries to Rouault, including...

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