Art: Flowering Curves

"God!" screeched the voice, "how funny it is!" Most sculptors would have been tempted to throw a mallet, but Gerhard Henning, Denmark's best sculptor, ignored his parrot Jakob, gave a few final taps with his hammer, and stepped back to survey his work. Before him was a life-sized figure of a Nordic maiden chiseled in grey limestone. Sculptor Henning grunted critically. His Recumbent Girl, finished last week for Copenhagen's Carlsberg museum, was his first major work in two years, and he wanted it to be perfect.

Danes love sculpture and Henning has long been...

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