SARGENT, JOHN

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MFA PUBLICATIONS/BROOKLYN MUSEUM

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Hardcover, 12 x 10 in. / 252 pgs / 175 color.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2013
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CATALOG: SPRING 2013 p. 9   

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, 04/05/13-07/08/13

Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 10/13/13-01/20/14

Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 03/02/14-05/26/14

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John Singer Sargent: Watercolors

Published by MFA Publications/Brooklyn Museum
By Erica E. Hirshler, Teresa A. Carbone. Text by Richard Ormond, Annette Manick, Antoinette Owen, Karen A. Sherry, Janet Chen, Connie Choi.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>John Singer Sargent: Watercolors</I>.John Singer Sargent’s approach to watercolor was unconventional. Going beyond turn-of-the-century standards 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 of an exhibition in London proclaimed him “an eagle in a dove-cote”; another called his work “swagger” watercolors. For Sargent, however, the watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a renewed and liberated approach to painting. In watercolor, his vision became more personal and his works more interconnected, as he considered the way one image--often of a friend or favorite place--enhanced another. Sargent held only two major watercolor exhibitions in the United States during his lifetime. The contents of the first, in 1909, were purchased in their entirety by the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The paintings exhibited in the other, in 1912, were scooped up by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. John Singer Sargent Watercolors reunites nearly 100 works from these collections for the first time, arranging them by themes and subjects: sunlight on stone, figures reclining on grass, patterns of light and shadow. Enhanced by biographical and technical essays, and lavishly illustrated with 175 color reproductions, this publication introduces readers to the full sweep of Sargent’s accomplishments in this medium, in works that delight the eye as well as challenge our understanding of this prodigiously gifted artist.
The international art star of the Gilded Age, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was born in Italy to American parents, trained in Paris and worked on both sides of the Atlantic. Sargent is best known for his dramatic and stylish portraits, but he was equally active as a landscapist, muralist, and watercolor painter. His dynamic and boldly conceived watercolors, created during travels to Tuscan gardens, Alpine retreats, Venetian canals and Bedouin encampments, record unusual motifs that caught his incisive eye.

Featured image is reproduced from John Singer Sargent: Watercolors.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New York Times

Judith Dobrzynski

Experimenting with unusual compositions and new techniques, he reinvented himself aesthetically... far from stagnating Sargent was innovating in his watercolors.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/5/2013

'John Singer Sargent Watercolors' Opens at Brooklyn Museum
Spanish Soliders, 1903

'John Singer Sargent Watercolors' Opens at Brooklyn MuseumThis week, the Brooklyn Museum opened John Singer Sargent Watercolors, reuniting for the first time the only two major bodies of watercolors shown in the United States during the artist's lifetime, which were acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. Many of the 93 works on view had not been exhibited in decades. The exhibition is on view in Brooklyn through July; afterwards, it travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and concludes at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2014. Featured image, “Spanish Soldiers” (circa 1903, from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum), is reproduced from the essential exhibition catalog, John Singer Sargent: Watercolors. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/3/2013

Landmark Sargent Watercolors Exhibition to Open at Brooklyn Museum
Alice Runnells James,1921

Landmark Sargent Watercolors Exhibition to Open at Brooklyn MuseumThis Friday, April 5, the Brooklyn Museum opens John Singer Sargent Watercolors, reuniting for the first time the only two major bodies of watercolors shown in the United States during the artist's lifetime, which were acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. Many of the 93 works on view have not been exhibited in decades. The exhibition is on view in Brooklyn through July; afterwards, it travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and concludes at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2014. Featured image, “Alice Runnells James” (1921), from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is reproduced from the essential exhibition catalog. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/1/2013

Landmark Sargent Watercolors Exhibition to Open at Brooklyn Museum

Landmark Sargent Watercolors Exhibition to Open at Brooklyn MuseumThis Friday, April 5, the Brooklyn Museum opens John Singer Sargent Watercolors, reuniting for the first time the only two major bodies of watercolors shown in the United States during the artist's lifetime, which were acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. Many of the 93 works on view, including "Bedoins" (1905-06, from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum), featured here, have not been exhibited in decades. The show will be on view in Brooklyn through July; afterwards, it travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and concludes at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2014. Featured image is reproduced from the essential exhibition catalog, John Singer Sargent: Watercolors. continue to blog


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John Singer Sargent: Watercolors

JOHN SINGER SARGENT: WATERCOLORS

By Erica E. Hirshler, Teresa A. Carbone. Text by Richard Ormond, Annette Manick, Antoinette Owen, Karen A. Sherry, Janet Chen, Connie Choi.

MFA PUBLICATIONS/BROOKLYN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780878467914 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
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