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Dance around the bonfire

(Portland Museum of Art, Maine)
By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / September 4, 2012
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This haunting and haunted painting by Edward Steichen (1879-1973), in the Portland Museum of Art, catches the onset of that convulsive moment when modern art tries to shed its skin and become something new.

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EDWARD STEICHEN, “MOONLIGHT DANCE, VOULANGIS”

At: Portland Museum of Art, 207-775-6148, www.portlandmuseum.org