It’s always a joy to be presented with the opportunity to view works by acclaimed Anglo-American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). This remarkable exhibition has brought together a special selection of these…
Renowned for his astute and sensitive oil portraits of the European elite in the 19th century, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was also — surprise, surprise — incredibly talented with watercolors, many of which feature during a captivating exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery in Southwark, United Kingdom.
More than 80 paintings from both private and public collections compose the exhibition, “revealing Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement,” the gallery writes. “Free from the constraints of his studio he was able to take inspiration from the places he visited — from the streams and glacial moraines in The Alps to the renaissance and baroque architecture he explored in Venice. Working en plein air, Sargent developed a distinctive way of seeing and composing, his subjects often appearing fragmented and disorienting — an expression of his personal, modern aesthetic.”
Titled “Sargent: The Watercolours,” the show opened on June 21 and will continue through October 8. To learn more, visit Dulwich Picture Gallery.
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