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Will Barnet (American, 1911–2012)

Between Life and Life

Date: 1998
Medium: Lithograph
Object Dimensions: 28 x 29 3/4 in. (71.12 x 75.57 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Ballou, 2000.001.02
Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
Verbal Description: This grayscale print looks like a charcoal sketch. The viewer’s perspective is standing being behind someone looking at themselves in the mirror. The composition is divided in half vertically by five straight, vertical lines that make up the frame of a mirror. The left side of the composition shows the back of someone’s head. Their dark hair is pulled back into a low bun. They wear a plain, dark, long-sleeved turtleneck. Their right hand is lifted and holding a mostly full wine glass. The right side is their reflection. Their hair is pulled back from their face and they have thick, dark eyebrows and wide, almond-shaped eyes. Their long slender nose reaches down and nearly touches their full lips. Their expression is neutral, and they gaze back at themselves. The background reflected is an interior, although a lot of the details are cropped out. Clean lines imply two picture frames behind their head and a door frame on the far right of the composition that opens to a dark room.

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