Jul 10, 2007

Armand Berton

Armand Berton

c. 1891

Eugène Carrière

(French, 1849–1906)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 62.2 x 54 x 7.6 cm (24 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 3 in.); Unframed: 46 x 38 cm (18 1/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Bequest of Noah L. Butkin 1980.244



Associated with the 19th-century Symbolist movement in France, Carrière developed a distinctive, almost monochromatic palette suggesting a dream world. The limited color in this portrait of his friend, the deaf painter Armand Berton, also focuses attention on the psychology of the sitter. Translucent glazes make Berton's face emerge from the shadows. Engulfed in silence, Berton seems to rely on his other senses to perceive the world around him.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.