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By Richard M Barnhart

The work during this exhibition may be simply divided through material. the bulk belong to the class of flower and chicken portray, a style that mask a wealthy range of matters, maybe greater summarized via the time period fragments of nature. those fragments come into concentration in particular within the backyard, no matter if within the urban or past it, within the wilds or within the imperial summer time palaces.

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