The Farewell

  • Bernard Perlin, The Farewell, 1952, casein on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.70

Exhibition Label
Bernard Perlin painted The Farewell while living in Italy, supported partially by Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships. The spidery network of tree limbs and the soft crimson of the forest floor are a beautiful study of line and color. A couple walking toward the left side of the canvas and a single figure at right introduce a narrative. The painting’s title simultaneously links the figures and indicates their parting.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
The Farewell
Artist
Date
1952
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
34 1/8 x 47 1/8 in. (86.7 x 119.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
casein on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – forest
  • Figure(s) in exterior
Object Number
1986.6.70
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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