Nov 14 2019
Jan 12 2020
Herbert Barnett and the Cubist Still Life

Herbert Barnett and the Cubist Still Life

Presented by Childs Gallery at Childs Gallery

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 tonal underpainting in oil wash to indicate the most prominent volumes as areas of light and shadow.  The painted surface consists of a pattern of discreet, rectangular brushstrokes.  Barnett’s emphasis on structure clearly reflects his admiration for Cezanne and the Cubists.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 617-266-1108


Dates & Times

2019/11/14 - 2020/01/12

Location Info

Childs Gallery

169 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Parking Info

Street parking