Barcelona Produce Still Life

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Barcelona Produce Still Life
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Barcelona Produce Still Life
Artist: Hulings, ClarkDate of Birth: 1922-2011
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 25 x 27 inches
Signed: Signed lower left and dated 05

Clark Hulings grew up in New Jersey, studied in New York under Frank Reilly at the Art Student’s League, and haunted the Grand Central Art Galleries. Golden Age illustrators like Rockwell and Cornwell offered a constant wellspring of inspiration and insight into technique, but the time he spent in Spain as a little boy after the death of his mother seems to have imprinted on his imagination. The old cobblestone streets, donkeys and carts, stalls and markets in Mexico, Italy, Spain and elsewhere became Hulings’s principal subjects. As Hulings himself wrote: “If it is nostalgia that induces me to paint markets and donkeys and Spanish landscapes, perhaps it is also nostalgia that moves me to search out rustic places with bygone lifestyles.”
(Hulings, A Gallery of Paintings, p. 5) Barcelona Produce Still Life is a sensual feast of bounty from the earth. You can smell the garlic and peppers, the lemons and oranges, the verdancy of fresh lettuces and onions. Is it a “scratch and sniff” painting? Scratch the canvas and delicious scents waft out? (Don’t do it; it’s just a metaphor.)
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