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The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent

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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) stands among the greatest of watercolor painters, along with J.M.W. Turner, Winslow Homer, and other masters of this difficult medium. Watercolor was more than a distraction from the portrait and mural commissions Sargent labored over; after 1900, watercolor became central to his artistic vision. His aquarelles are, simply stated, masterworks. Portraits, interiors, landscapes, architectural studiesand#151;Sargent's work in watercolor offers a great variety of subject matter, ranging from Arab gypsies to World War I soldiers, to masterful depictions of Venetian churches, to Florida swamp alligators.

Sargent carried his watercolors on his travels; They were ideally suited to capturing the scene, the light, the air, wherever he found himself. This book serves as a record of his travels, featuring the paintings he produced in Palestine, Northern Africa, the Canadian Rockies, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and Greece. Among specific locales were the islands of Majorca and Corfu; Florence, Venice, Carrara, Lake Garda, and Rome; the Alps; Lake O'Hara; the coast of Maine and the Miami River.

Sargent's bold and often experimental use of the medium, which sometimes led to semi-abstract images, compels admiration among contemporary painters as well as museum goers today. In addition to placing Sargent's accomplishments in the context of his life and time, Carl Little discusses the artist's extraordinary watercolor technique.

Synopsis:

This text places the accomplishments of artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) in the context of his life and time and discusses his extraordinary watercolour technique.

Synopsis:

A generously illustrated gathering of many rarely-seen watercolors by a painter best known for his oils who was also a master of the very difficult medium of watercolor. The book includes 150 4-color images, along with an introductory essay and brief section introductions.

About the Author

Carl Little is the author of Edward Hopper's New England (1993) and Winslow Homer: His Art, His Light, His Landscapes (1997). His essays and reviews appear in Art New England, Town and Country, and Art in America, where he was formerly associate editor. He has lectured at the Portland Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520219700
Other:
Little, Carl
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Little, Carl
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Watercolor
Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Subject:
Sargent, john singer, 1856-1925
Subject:
Techniques - Watercolor Painting
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.75 x 0.5 in 26 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This text places the accomplishments of artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) in the context of his life and time and discusses his extraordinary watercolour technique.
"Synopsis" by , A generously illustrated gathering of many rarely-seen watercolors by a painter best known for his oils who was also a master of the very difficult medium of watercolor. The book includes 150 4-color images, along with an introductory essay and brief section introductions.
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