Friday, January 6, 2012

Birth of the Cool


PAINTINGS BY BARKLEY HENDRICKS

All images via Nasher Gallery at Duke University. I think i may have shown this artist on my blog a few years back, but I was looking at some images from his 2009 show, Birth of the Cool, a collection of his works from 1964 until the present. The oil paintings are so classically realistic, yet the subjects and his style are incomparable.

These photos dont do the paintings justice, they are absolutely massive, some are larger than life. That last one, at just over 7'x5', almost completely fills your field of vision yet the tiniest details in the texture of the coat can still be recognized. If you ever get a chance to check out this collection in person, go there, and stay for hours.

6 comments:

  1. lovely and cool images. well done dear.

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  2. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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  3. these pictures are really neat, love this inspiration!

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  4. This is so dope! Just checked out your shop on Etsy.. magnifique!

    xoxo,
    Leah
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  5. Not previously familiar with Barkley's work, but I LOVE it! Thank you so much for posting. Definitely found my inspiration for the day!

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