The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent

Author: Carl Little

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520219708

Category: Art

Page: 160

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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.

Sargent's Watercolours

A New Look

Author: Richard Ormond,Elaine Kilmurray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911282075


Page: 168

View: 753

A beguiling study of John Singer Sargent's works in watercolor, which highlights his audacious, unorthodox and modernist technique.

American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Kevin J. Avery,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588390608

Category: Drawing

Page: 408

View: 6845

"The Metropolitan Museum began acquiring American drawings and watercolors in 1880, just ten years after its founding. Since then it has amassed more than 1,500 works executed by American artists during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in watercolor, pastel, chalk, ink, graphite, gouache, and charcoal. This volume documents the draftsmanship of more than 150 known artists before 1835 and that of about 60 unidentified artists of the period. It includes drawings and watercolors by such American masters as John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, John Vanderlyn, Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, George Inness, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Because the 504 works illustrate such a wide range of media, techniques, and styles, this publication is a veritable history of American drawing from the eighteenth through most of the nineteenth century."--Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

John Singer Sargent

The Sensualist

Author: Trevor J. Fairbrother,John Singer Sargent

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300087446

Category: Art

Page: 226

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Accompanying an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum that runs from December 2000 to March 2001, this volume is lavishly illustrated with numerous examples of Sargent's oils, watercolors, and sketches, in particular his portraits and studies of models and dancers. 115 illustrations, 75 in color.

Sargent's Venice

Author: Warren Adelson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300117175

Category: Art

Page: 223

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John Singer Sargent returned to Venice many times during his life, endlessly fascinated with this enchanting city. In paintings filled with vivid colors and dazzling light, he sought to capture its vitality and unique ambience, often working while afloat in a gondola. This gorgeously illustrated book presents nearly seventy of Sargent’s oil and watercolor paintings of Venice, many of them famous but others only rarely seen. The book also contains fascinating new photographs of actual sites depicted in Sargent’s paintings. Sargent’s early works in Venice were created in 1880-1882, and he undertook a second, larger body of work in the city during visits from 1900 to 1913. His responses to Venice--its local figures, its buildings and waterways, its extraordinary light--reflect his changing interests over time as well as his lifelong ability to extend his own reach as a creative artist. The book considers various aspects of Sargent’s work and milieu in a series of informative essays by international scholars. They discuss the evolution of Sargent’s style, the topography of his work in Venice, his connections with Henry James and other Americans in Venice, Italian artists in Venice in the nineteenth century, and American artists in Venice in the nineteenth century.

John Singer Sargent: Venetian figures and landscapes, 1898-1913

Author: Richard Ormond,Elaine Kilmurray

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 9780300141405

Category: Art

Page: 272

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"From 1874 to 1882, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) produced more than 200 paintings and water-colours aside from portraiture that chart his development as an artist. The breadth of his achievement includes figures in landscape settings, architectural studies, seascapes, subject paintings, and studies after old masters. From his powerful studies of models in Paris in the mid-1870s to his compelling paintings set in Venice in the early 1880s, the works published in this volume of the catalogue raisonne show the variety of his aesthetic responses." "Working in the studio and en plein air, Sargent travelled widely during the eight years covered in this volume, painting in Paris, Brittany, Capri, Spain, North Africa and Venice." "This is the first time that Sargent's early work has been mapped so comprehensively. With very few exceptions, this book illustrates all the pictures under discussion in colour. Each painting, including several which have never been published before, is documented in depth with full provenance, exhibition history and bibliography. Original research of primary documents and on-site investigations uncovered much new information, presented in critical discussions of subject matter, dating, style, and significance in the artist's career. The volume reproduces a wealth of Sargent's preliminary and related drawings and of comparative works by other artists." --Book Jacket.

Sargent Watercolors

Author: Donelson F. Hoopes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823046416

Category: Art

Page: 87

View: 4127

This illustrated volume contains a collection of the watercolours of Sargent,ost of which are mature works.

John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age

Author: Annelise K. Madsen,Mary Broadway,Richard Ormond

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300232977

Category: ART

Page: 224

View: 627

"An examination of how the work of the American painter John Singer Sargent was displayed, collected, and influential in the civic and cultural development of Chicago, Illinois during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"--

John Singer Sargent

A Selection of Drawings and Watercolors from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Natalie Spassky

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art


Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 3063

A Dog Gone Murder

Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper

Author: Elaine Viets

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101636270

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9317

New in the national bestselling Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Dead End Job Mystery series. Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers, and discovers that one dog-loving local celebrity is really bad to the bone. Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bob’s Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mother’s new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the man’s true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house. Now it’s up to Josie to clear Franklin’s name. Her investigation reveals that Bob was more of a dog than anyone knew—and had been kicked out of his house for bad behavior. As she digs up new clues, Josie will have to catch the killer quickly, before any more trouble is unleashed. Includes Shopping Tips!

John Singer Sargent Watercolors

Author: John Singer Sargent,Erica E. Hirshler,Teresa A. Carbone,Annette Manick,Antoinette Owen,Karen A. Sherry

Publisher: Mfa Publications

ISBN: 9780878467914

Category: Art

Page: 247

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John Singer Sargents approach to watercolour was unconventional. Disregarding late-nineteenth-century aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes and loosely defined forms startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer in England, where Sargent spent much of his adult life, called his work swagger watercolours. For Sargent, however, the watercolours were not so much about swagger as about a new way of thinking. In watercolour as opposed to oils his vision became more personal and his works more interconnected. Presenting nearly 100 works of art, this book is the first major publication of Sargents watercolours in twenty years. Each chapter highlights a different subject or theme that attracted the artists attention during his travels through Europe and the Middle East: sunlight on stone, figures reclining on grass, patterns of light and shadow. Insightful essays by the worlds leading experts enhance this book and introduce readers to the full sweep of Sargents accomplishments in the medium, in works that delight the eye as well as challenge our understanding of this prodigiously gifted artist.

John Singer Sargent

Author: Elaine Kilmurray,Richard Ormond,Tate Gallery,National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Publisher: N.A


Category: Painting, American

Page: 288

View: 3339

Awash in Color

Homer, Sargent, and the Great American Watercolor

Author: Sue Welsh Reed,Carol Troyen,Cynthia M. Purvis,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821226193

Category: Art

Page: 266

View: 9081

Celebrating the great American watercolor, this unique collection of images features the work of Sargent, Homer, LaFarge, Prendergast, Demuth, Marin, Burchfield, and Hopper, among others. Original.

John Singer Sargent

Author: Patricia Hills,Linda Ayres

Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art


Category: Portrait painting, American

Page: 295

View: 7060

Traces Sargent's life, including his childhood in Europe, looks at his sketches, watercolors, and portraits, and discusses Sargent's style

John Singer Sargent's Alpine Sketchbooks

A Young Artist's Perspective

Author: Stephen D. Rubin,John Singer Sargent,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870996347

Category: Art

Page: 47

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The Art of Watercolor

Author: Charles Le Clair

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5816

Now published in full color for the first time, and with many new illustrations, this revised edition of The Art of Watercolor is a complete update of the classic text on this most popular of mediums. In a refreshing and entertaining style, Charles Le Clair covers every aspect of painting in watercolor, giving advice on essential materials and providing easy-to-follow sequential instruction on both traditional and special techniques. Here you will learn how to stretch paper and what colors you need in a basic palette; how to lay flat and graded washes on wet or dry paper; how to master value and color; how to set up a still life and develop a composition; and how to paint wet-into-wet. You'll also learn the tricks and thoughtful applications of special effects like dry-brush, salting, lifting, scraping, masking, spattering, and collage. But The Art of Watercolor is much more than a how-to manual - it presents a comprehensive course of study. Unlike any other watercolor instruction book, it integrates studio lessons on the technical and esthetic properties of the medium with art history. In covering the range of styles and methods, the author shows how a master watercolorist - John Singer Sargent, Paul Cezanne, Charles Demuth, Wassily Kandinsky - applied each approach in a particular work. You'll learn in detail how the different styles, everything from the realism of Winslow Homer to the expressionism of Charles Burchfield, represent the painting strategies these artists adopted with specific goals in mind. Up-to-the-minute applications of all these techniques are illustrated in the works of exciting contemporary masters as well - such as Andrew Wyeth, Janet Fish, Philip Pearlstein, and Neal Welliver. Exploring the three main areas of still life, landscape, and figure painting, The Art of Watercolor is a beautiful resource that professional artists, teachers, and students will value as the most informative and delightful book of its kind.

Art of Acadia

Author: David Little,Carl Little

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608934756

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 7532

The Mount Desert Island and Acadia region of Maine has been the subject of artists for hundreds of years and many of America’s most celebrated painters have been inspired here. From Thomas Cole to Richard Estes, painters have captured the exquisite beauty of the island on canvas. Their work has drawn visitors year after year and helped inspire the preservation of its extraordinary natural beauty through the creation of Acadia National Park. This view of the region through the works of talented artists grants a new perspective to our collective appreciation of this unique convergence of land and sea.