Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent at the Brooklyn Museum

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blog post by @schulmanArt, Miriam Schulman

Watercolor painting by Sargent at the Brooklyn Museum
My first thought when viewing the magnificient watercolor paintings on display at the Brooklyn museum this summer was "Genius." My second thought, was "I want to go to Venice and see all these places!" and my third thought, was "I can't wait to get home and paint!"

Whether you are an artist, an art connoisseur, or a traveler, there is somethin gfor you with this exhibit. This watercolor exhibition unites for the first time the John Singer Sargent watercolors acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibit is on display in New York through July 28, 2013 and then travels to Boston. There are almost one hundred artworks on display that will convince you that Sargent was a master of watercolor and also that watercolor holds a rightful place in art history.

Bridge of Sighs in Venice, watercolor by John Singer Sargent
Sargent was an American painter born abroad who made his fortunes with traditional portrait paintings done in oil. In his retirement, he traveled and created watercolors for pleasure. His subjects include Venetian scenes, Mediterranean sailing vessels, intimate portraits, and Bedouin subjects. The exhibition also presents nine oil paintings.

Want to learn to paint with watercolors? I have several online watercolor classes to help get you started!

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