When the Cathedrals Were White (McGraw-Hill Paperbacks)

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Ntin~hen r was once son, lminwith They : and 127 i don't understand what used to be within the grandfather's assortment; possibly a few Rembrandts, real or fake. however the Museum of contemporary artwork in its entirety is given over to raised companies: revealing to american citizens the spirit of the purest researches within the artwork of this present day. touchdown in ny, i discovered Fernand Leger in the course of an exhibition of his paintings, the easiest one that have been equipped, now not forgetting the displaying on the Kunsthaus in Zurich. An admirably offered exhibition, with out tinsel or extravagance, with a powerful propriety. My architectural exhibition changed Leger's. Then, instantly later on, got here the Van Gogh exhibition. An attentive public follows those showings. Returning at the Lafayette, an confident Frenchman acknowledged to me: "Your exhibition must have one million viewers. " I answered: "Fine, the Van Gogh exhibition, an unheard of good fortune, had fifty thousand viewers in weeks! that is really good! If mine have been to have 3 thousand, I may still believe venerated. In Paris, sir, Van Gogh might had thousand and that i ... probably thirty-three viewers I" Following mine, the Museum of recent paintings opened its nice exhibition of Cubism and summary artwork. undefined, a powerful booklet written by way of Mr. Barr, the director of the museum, used to be an up-to-the-minute precis of the documentation concerning the advance-guard plastic paintings of the final 40 years; a record which establishes the history-not in intrinsic proof, yet via their results on participants-of the artwork of this hugely innovative and artistic interval. those are exhibitions, then, of the best caliber. Who visits them? A public of fellows and girls from each vocation, the yankee elite whose life you experience in definite attitudes of the skyscrapers, within the bridges, within the colonial type homes, in a piece of 5th road, occasionally within the women's clothes. the USA is filled with a violent wish to research. In ny, a hesitating fairy disaster, I famous that 1 on the finish of the month, 100000. "8 while THE CATHEDRALS have been WHITE French artwork occasions have a glowing purity: Louis Carre's exhibition of African paintings at Knoedler's, a luxurious, noble exhibition, a solemn presentation of an artwork that is above smallnesses; Leger's express, on the Museum of Modem artwork; Chirico's express (a ideal selectio. l) on the Pierre Matisse Gallery; that of Jacques Lipschitz (very vital and entire) on the Brummer Gallery. they're meteors-the works and the presentation. there's a loving and acute interest in American society . If the French, artists and organizers, deliver a lot care to the set up in big apple of the limpid crystals of latest suggestion, it's because they feel a latent aspiration within the American mass. true love. The interval of fake Rembrandts is over. My first speak in the US in regards to the rules of Radiant urban happened within the Museum of Modem artwork, and the second one at the following day in New England, at Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford is a small urban which has bought a name in the course of the caliber of the undertakings subsidized through its very residing museum, the Wadsworth Athenaeum .

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