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John Singer Sargent Watercolors

Sargent, John Singer (Book - 2012 )
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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. Sargent chose to participate in only two major watercolor exhibitions in the United States during his lifetime. John Singer Sargent Watercolors reunites nearly one hundred works from these two collections for the first time.
Authors: Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Title: John Singer Sargent watercolors
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : MFA Publications ; Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Museum, c2012.
Characteristics: 247 p. :,chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 x 31 cm
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition, "John Singer Sargent Watercolors," 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.
Summary: 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. Sargent chose to participate in only two major watercolor exhibitions in the United States during his lifetime. John Singer Sargent Watercolors reunites nearly one hundred works from these two collections for the first time.
Alternate Title: Watercolors
ISBN: 0878467920
9780878467921
0878467912
9780878467914
Statement of Responsibility: Erica E. Hirshler and Teresa A. Carbone ; introduction by Richard Ormond ; technical essay by Annette Manick and Antoinette Owen ; contributions by Karen A. Sherry, Janet Chen, and Connie H. Choi
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 234) and index.
Subject Headings: Watercolor painting, American 20th century Exhibitions. Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 Themes, motives Exhibitions.
Topical Term: Watercolor painting, American
LCCN: 2012953595
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