Saturday, November 05, 2005

MAX LIEBERMANN

I knew almost nothing about this artist when I went recently to The Skirball Cultural Center. He was a prolific artist who's work covered a range encompassing realism to impressionism. His later works painted from his garden at Wannsee allow areas of thick paint so that it appears that the brush laid down and swirled impromptu patterns of light and color to evoke flower beds.

I was fortunate to be there for a curatorial walk through led by Barbara Gilbert who eloquently and humorously shared her knowledge and connection to the seventy or so works of art currently on display. The exhibition will be up through January 29th, 2006.

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