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Armand Berton

Armand Berton

c. 1891

Eugène Carrière

(French, 1849-1906)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 62.2 x 54 x 7.6 cm (24 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 3 in.); Unframed: 46 x 38 cm (18 1/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Bequest of Noah L. Butkin 1980.244

Description

Associated with the 19th-century Symbolist movement in France, Carrière developed a distinctive, almost monochromatic palette suggesting a dream world. The limited color in this portrait of his friend, the deaf painter Armand Berton, also focuses attention on the psychology of the sitter. Translucent glazes make Berton's face emerge from the shadows. Engulfed in silence, Berton seems to rely on his other senses to perceive the world around him.

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