Words of Wisdom: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

Cultivate an ever continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in the mind… a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen

20130405-125355.jpg(Above: Sargent, Gourds, 1908. Opaque and translucent watercolor with graphite underdrawing, Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by Special Subscription, 09.822)

20130405-125947.jpg(Above: Sargent, Title: Margaretta Drexel, Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham, 1911. Charcoal on paper)

20130405-130258.jpg(Above: John Singer Sargent, On the Grand Canal, c. 1907
Private Collection)

20130405-130659.jpg(Above: John Singer Sargent, Palmettos, 1917, Robbie and Sam Vickers)

20130405-131458.jpg(Above: “John Singer Sargent: Tommies Bathing (50.130.48)”. In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–)

20130405-131854.jpg(Above: Sargent, Femme avec Fourrures (Woman with Furs), 1880-1885)


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