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Friday, March 26, 12 – 1pm

#SeeingtheBarnes

Chaïm Soutine. Fish, Peppers, Onions (detail), c. 1919. BF2042. © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Free; registration required.

About the Talk

The works of Chaïm Soutine can be polarizing—alluring to some, grotesque to others. Whichever side you’re on, join Barnes Art Team member Tamara Mason for a look at two artists who inspired his ferocious yet vulnerable work—master painters Rembrandt van Rijn and Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin.

Although Soutine's work is not a straightforward reinterpretation of these artists, close looking reveals their influence. Soutine blended elements of Rembrandt’s cerebral style and Chardin's interest in the everyday into his bold, gestural painting, creating an expressive new approach to art making.

Registrants will be emailed a link for the talk on Thursday, March 25.