Art: A View of The Infinite

At New York's Metropolitan, a major show of German art

The exhibition "German Masters of the Nineteenth Century," now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is about 35 years late in coming to Manhattan; but in this case, better late than never. No such comprehensive view of German art has ever been set before an American public; from the romantic visions and esoteric metaphors of painters like Philipp Otto Runge and Caspar David Friedrich in the first decades of the 19th century, to the robust dash and splash...

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