A fascinating volume that offers an overview of Barkat's career. Beverly Barkat's painting is rooted in a profound and ongoing dialogue with art history. Her study and observation of the figurative and realistic tradition in Western art has resulted in her accumulating a body of knowledge that she draws on directly in her artistic practice. To achieve her aim of capturing the essence of the body in motion, Barkat has begun working on a large scale, using broad gestures that recall action painting. The best of her production, together with her latest works (large-scale painted PVC sheets), is illustrated in this book, her first.