Art: Frozen Nightmares

The pale young people who drink sherry at little tables and decide the latest vogues in art were all finished with surrealism years ago. Surrealism may be described as painting the facts of dreams. Example: A little man with a head on which cabbages grow, carrying a huge spoon across a rocky mountain, all painted in meticulous mid-Victorian detail. Month ago a U.S. surrealist named Peter Blume won first prize ($1,500) at the Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh with his South of Scranton (TIME, Oct. 29). Last week a still abler Parisian...

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