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Maker(s):Bailey, William
Culture:American (1930-2020)
Title:Mensola
Date Made:1989
Type:Painting
Materials:oil on canvas
Measurements:stretcher: 40 x 50 in.; 101.6 x 127 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2000.357
Credit Line:Gift of John A. Quisenberry (Class of 1960)
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Label Text:
Bailey is a figurative painter who studied under Josef Albers at Yale. While his paintings reflect real life situations, they are not painted from actual objects. Instead, Bailey’s creations draw exclusively from his memory. In a 2010 interview, he described his artistic process:

“Quite often when I’m starting a painting, I’ll set up a situation in my mind and explore it in drawings with different poses and different situations but always the same subject matter. After I do this imagining the situation on paper, I start the painting without the use of any of these drawings. . . . The final image really arrives during the actual painting of the painting. It doesn’t precede it.”

Tags:
eggs; pottery; containers; vessels; vases; cups; kitchens; bottles; bowls; still lifes

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