"REFINED TECHNIQUE: TWO GUILD OF BOSTON ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBIT AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF JAMES MACNEILL WHISTLER"
Mary Minifie & Robert Douglas Hunter
Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen Street
Through July 21, 2012
by Meredith Cutler (for Artscope Magazine)
Let your eyes taste the fruits of two artists' painstaking, life-long pursuit – the fixing of persona, landscape and object still-life on canvas through the teachings of classical realist painting. In an age of mass-market digital imaging and instant gratification, the Guild of Boston Artists steadfastly argue through virtue of their actions (and sheer collectibility) that their "old-school" model can still be relevant today.
Image: Robert Douglas Hunter, "Arrangement with a Demijohn No. 3", oil.