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John Baker
"Southern Belle: An Imaginary Portrait", acrylic, painting, woman, pastel, pink

2013

$2,800

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John Baker’s “Southern Belle: An Imaginary Portrait”, a 43 x 32 x 1.5 inch acrylic painting with collage on canvas is from the artist’s Socialite series. Painted in pastel colors: pale pinks and blues, off whites and light tans, “Southern Belle” depicts two sides of the sitter’s personality: prim and fashionable young woman of society and offbeat non-conformist. The utter incompatibility of the clothing on the two sides of the center line dramatizes the clash of selves, but which is the inner and which the outer self is left for the viewer to decide. The sides are unpainted and the painting is signed and dated on the reverse. John Baker is a widely exhibited painter based in Boston and New York whose solo exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe (his paintings demonstrate that the human figure as a source of fresh ideas still endures), Art New England (Baker’s collages raise a bunch of interesting issues) and American Art Collector (John Baker’s wonderful and worthy project). A native of New York City, Baker was a pupil of Donald Judd for two years. The sculptor’s constructivist method remains an influence on Baker’s collage process, but Baker’s artistic results are more sensual and emotional as he adds the elements of subtle color harmony and reliance on impulse. Baker is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

Details

  • Creator
    John Baker (1944, American)
  • Creation Year
    2013
  • Dimensions
    Height: 43 in. (109.22 cm)Width: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Baker_Southern Belle: An Imaginary Portrait1stDibs: LU50033346553

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