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Barbara Broughel

Selected Works

Broken Bubbles

Barbara Broughel Broken Bubbles 2012 Four poplar panels (24 x 24 inches each) with oil paint

Panel size:  24 x 24 x 1 inches each  (61 x 61 x 2.5 cm each)
Overall size:  49 1/2 x 49 1/2 x 1 inches  (125.7 x 125.7 x 2.5 cm)
Signed, titled and dated on reverse on each panel
(Inventory #25602)

Barbara Broughel Broken Bubbles, 2012

Broken Bubbles

Barbara Broughel Broken Bubbles 2012 Six poplar panels (18 x 18 inches each) with oil paint

Panel size:  18 x 18 x 1 inches each  (45.7 x 45.7 x 2.5 cm each)
Overall size:  57 x 37 1/2 x 1 inches  ( 144.8 x 95.3 x 2.5 cm)
Signed, titled and dated on reverse on each panel
(Inventory #25603)

“Abstraction pushed the use of the perspectival grid beyond its primary function (to allow the rendering of objects in perspective without distortion) and inadvertently made “compositions” from the individual squares within the grid.” (Barbara Broughel)

Broughel’s “Broken Bubbles” examines the history of abstraction in one of its possible birthplaces (circa 1700’ Northern Europe) through the depiction, not only of a period-related subject – bubbles – but of the process and materials of rendering (Broughel used pigments and wood that would have been used at that time). What is unconventional, or even radical for the period is the composition and the way it fractures the realism of the image through leaving the grid visible (thus it references the tool which allows for that realism).

Barbara Broughel Broken Bubbles, 2012

Broken Sky (Delft)

Barbara Broughel Broken Sky (Delft) 2007-2008 Nine poplar panels with oil paint and three pine shelves

Panel size: 12 x 12 inches each (30.5 x 30.5 cm each)
Overall size: 48 x 48 x 3 1/2 inches (121.9 x 121.9 x 8.9 cm)
Signed and titled on the back
(Inventory #20562)

Barbara Broughel Broken Sky (Delft), 2007-2008

Broken Dress: Vermeer After Baldessari

Barbara Broughel Broken Dress: Vermeer After Baldessari 2007-2008 Eight poplar panels with oil paint and four pine shelves

Panel sizes: 12 x 12 inches each
(30.5 x 30.5 cm each)
Overall dimensions: 54 x 27 x 3 1/4 inches
(137 x 68.6 x 8.3 cm)
(Inventory #20550)

Barbara Broughel Broken Dress: Vermeer After Baldessari, 2007-2008
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Broken Sky (cerulean clouds)

Barbara Broughel Broken Sky (cerulean clouds) 2007-2008 Six poplar panels (11 x 11 inches each) with oil paint, three pine shelves

Overall size: 37 x 26 x 3.25 inches (94 x 66 x 8.25 cm)
(Inventory #21316)

Barbara Broughel Broken Sky (cerulean clouds), 2007-2008

Broken Tulips (pink)

Barbara Broughel Broken Tulips (pink) 2007-2008 Six (11 x 11 inches) poplar panels with oil paint, three pine shelves

37 x 26 x 3.25 inches (94 x 66 x 8.25 cm)
(Inventory #21314)

Barbara Broughel Broken Tulips (pink), 2007-2008

Bubble Abstraction #17

Barbara Broughel Bubble Abstraction #17 2010-2012 Poplar panel with oil paint

Signed, dated and titled on reverse
Panel size:  36 x 36 x 2 inches  (91.4 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm)
(Inventory #24510)

Barbara Broughel Bubble Abstraction #17, 2010-2012

Bubble Abstraction #19

Barbara Broughel Bubble Abstraction #19 2010-2012 Poplar panel with oil paint

Signed, dated and titled on reverse
Panel size:  36 x 36 x 2 inches  (91.4 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm)
(Inventory #24511)

Barbara Broughel Bubble Abstraction #19, 2010-2012

Bubble Abstraction #10

Barbara Broughel Bubble Abstraction #10 2010-2012 Poplar panel with oil paint

Panel size: 24 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (61 x 61 x 3.8 cm)
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
(Inventory #25023)

Barbara Broughel Bubble Abstraction #10, 2010-2012

Related Information

  • Artist’s Exhibitions at Krakow Witkin Gallery
  • Barbara Broughel Biography
  • Barbara Broughel Press