Artworks by John Singer Sargent:
(Click on the images if you wish to view them individually.)
Here are photos of the 3 sisters painted above:
Tomorrow: 2 new entries.
El Jaleo is excellent and so inspirational. Sargent captures such life and atmosphere in this. I try to do the same in my artwork.
Oh God the hours I’ve spent trying to capture what Sargent has. Generally the subject his not my thing but the tones he gets it unsurpasseed. I challenege anyone to find one piece of funk in his work.
His waterecolors, at least the ones I’ve seen, are just jaw dropping. Can you find a mundane, everyday object and make it interesting through tone and brushstroke? I can’t. Very few can.
If only he had been a little deeper, a liitle less a cold observer of his subjects, he EASILY could have been the Shakepseare of art.
Sargent = I suck.
Oh, and I saw that painting of the woman you have at the top, I can’r remember her name. Jesus…it’s kind of disheartening to look at it. What else could be done with a brush?
I may be overstating it but without my facial expressions and gestulations, I compensate with finite writing.
I saw “el Jaleo” at the National Gallery of Art here in DC years ago and remember feeling dizzy trying to absorb how incredible this painting is. Sargent also did a full-sized painting of the dancer alone that is jaw-dropping awesome. No other painter could convey so much detail with a few casual strokes as he did.
The challenge as a portrait artist is to do my times the same justice Sargent did his!
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