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Herbert Barnett and the Cubist Still Life
This exhibition is a survey of the artist’s continual exploration of the still life over a 30 year period.
Herbert Barnett was an American artist whose life and work was closely tied to New England, and yet, his distinctive style of painting drew heavily upon the artistic innovations of Cubism.
Barnett’s working method is best exemplified by his still life painting which frequently feature fruit, bottles, and other everyday objects balanced on tilted, topsy-turvy tabletops. He began each work by quickly drawing with the brush to capture the basic contours of his subject. Next, he made a tonalView more
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