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Sargent, John Singer, 1856–1925
John Singer Sargent watercolors / Erica E. Hirshler and Teresa A. Carbone ; introduction by Richard Ormond ; technical essay by Annette Manick and Antoinette Owen ; contributions by Karen A. Sherry, Janet Chen, and Connie H. Choi.
Additional Title(s):
1st ed.
Boston : MFA Publications ; c2012.
Brooklyn : Brooklyn Museum, c2012.
Physical Description:
247 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 30 cm.
Reference Library
NJ18.Sa7 A12 2012 (LC) Oversize
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, Apr. 5-Jul. 28, 2013; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 13, 2013-Jan. 20, 2014; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mar. 2-May 26, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
John Singer Sargent's approach to watercolor was unconventional. Disregarding contemporary aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes, loosely defined forms, and unexpected vantage points 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, watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a renewed and liberated approach to painting. His vision became more personal and his works began to interconnect as he considered the way one image--often of friends or favorite places--enhanced another.
Subject Terms:
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Hirshler, Erica E.
Carbone, Teresa A.
Chen, Janet.
Choi, Connie H.
Manick, Annette.
Owen, Antoinette.
Sherry, Karen A.
Brooklyn Museum.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  • Sargent and watercolor / Richard Ormond
  • Sargent's watercolors: Not for sale / Erica E. Hirshler
  • In Venice / Erica E. Hirshler
  • Water craft / Karen A. Sherry
  • Arrangements in landscape / Janet Chen
  • In Villa gardens / Teresa A. Carbone
  • Bedouin encounter / Teresa A. Carbone
  • Portraits at hand / Teresa A. Carbone
  • Alpine summers / Janet Chen
  • Idle hours / Connie H. Choi
  • Mountain landscapes / Janet Chen
  • The quarry / Karen A. Sherry
  • Approaching the modern / Karen A. Sherry
  • Sunlight on stone / Teresa A. Carbone
  • Brining back something fine / Annette Manick and Antoinette Owen.