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“Picasso in Chicago”

Chicago Art Institute

One of the most impressive shows of the season was the exhibition of “Picasso in Chicago” which was held at the Art Institute. Selected from private and public holdings it was a superb display of 183 paintings, drawings and prints. His sculpture, having been seen to advantage in the sculpture exhibition of last summer, was not included. The number of Picasso’s works in this city, and their overall quality, is singular.

The direction taken by much of today’s art is in sharp contrast with that (or those) followed by Picasso. His considerable authority was evinced by the fact that so many artists were thoroughly captivated by the show. Whether an individual painting succeeded or failed, and there were some which were less than successful, his personality was unmistakable.

As might be expected, the contrasts were as clear and striking as his mercurial temperament. The sumptuousness of the Woman

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