Art: Singular And Grand

Britons Modernism in London

It would be hard to think of a more overdue or, in some ways, a more welcome subject for an exhibition than "British Art in the 20th Century," the panorama of 310 works by some 70 artists that is now in its last month (through April 5) at the Royal Academy in London. It will then be in Stuttgart from May 8 to June 9. This is the second in a series of surveys that, under the guiding hand of the academy's exhibitions secretary Norman Rosenthal, are designed to look back on and rethink the history of modern art country by...

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