The Artist's Studio, Worcester (Massachusetts)

byHerbert Barnett

Herbert Barnett | The Artist's Studio, Worcester (Massachusetts)
circa 1942
Type; Media:
Painting; Oil on masonite
20 X 16 inches
estate stamp verso

From the estate of the artist, estate stamp verso. The Barnetts' apartment in downtown Worcester, MA - 19B Elm Street - had one very large room which served as a studio as well as a dining and living area. In this painting, the artist has stepped back to depict - probably as reflected in a mirror - a still life setup with draperies illuminated by a spotlight, an easel, and the artist's wife Elizabeth at a table in the right background. There is a play on "cubist vision" in that the still life objects - probably a china gravy boat and a skull - are presented as though they were already cubist objects even before being painted.

$ 4,500
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