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Neglected Nineteenth Century

H. Shickman Gallery

When I reviewed the first installment of the Shickman Gallery’s the Neglected Nineteenth Century, I tried to make two general points. The first was that these artists are not really “neglected” any longer. The second was that the dichotomy that is usually posited, and that the show perpetuated, between academics on the one hand and modernists on the other, is untenable in the face of the facts, whether the facts are taken to be the paintings themselves or the professional activity of the artists when they were not painting. This second exhibition of similar material, which is on the whole not up to the level of the first, occasions the same general remarks.

For the rest, one can only single out particular ideas as they happen to strike one. Ribot runs away with the show, certainly, and one of the paintings by him, The Musicians, is as fine as anything he did, so far as I know. In style it

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