John Singer Sargent watercolors
Book - 2012
John Singer Sargent's approach to watercolor was unconventional. Disregarding contemporary aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes, loosely defined forms, and unexpected vantage points startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer of an exhibition in London proclaimed him "an eagle in a dove-cote"; another called his work "swagger" watercolors. For... Sargent, watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a renewed and liberated approach to painting. His vision became more personal and his works began to interconnect as he considered the way one image--often of friends or favorite places--enhanced another.
Boston : Brooklyn :
MFA Publications ; Brooklyn Museum
- 1st ed
- Item Description
- Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, Apr. 5-Jul. 28, 2013; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 13, 2013-Jan. 20, 2014; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mar. 2-May 26, 2014.
- Physical Description
- 247 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 30 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
- Corporate Authors
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- Other Authors
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- Sargent and watercolor / Richard Ormond
- Sargent's watercolors: Not for sale / Erica E. Hirshler
- In Venice / Erica E. Hirshler
- Water craft / Karen A. Sherry
- Arrangements in landscape / Janet Chen
- In Villa gardens / Teresa A. Carbone
- Bedouin encounter / Teresa A. Carbone
- Portraits at hand / Teresa A. Carbone
- Alpine summers / Janet Chen
- Idle hours / Connie H. Choi
- Mountain landscapes / Janet Chen
- The quarry / Karen A. Sherry
- Approaching the modern / Karen A. Sherry
- Sunlight on stone / Teresa A. Carbone
- Bringing back something fine / Annette Manick and Antoinette Owen.