No.71: The Line of Beauty.  He was making large shaped constructions out of wood.  He had intended to be rough, relentless and severe, but grace kept breaking in.  He recognized, for example, the swooping S-curve of the upper element of the piece to be William Hogarth's famous "Line of Beauty" (1753), and decided straightaway to give up his pursuit of the brut.  He titled the work "Harlequin," because of the two huge nails that now looked like eyes.

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