John Singer Sargent Watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum – New York

John Singer Sargent Watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum – New YorkJohn Singer Sargent Watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum – New YorkJohn Singer Sargent Watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum – New York

April 5, 2013 through July 28, 2013 – In this revelatory exhibition of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors, the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with the Boston Museum of Art spotlight an area of artist’s oeuvre that is often overlooked but is nevertheless highly accomplished. Representing a year long collaborative effort between the two institutions which each house important yet distinct collections of Sargent watercolors in particular, “John Singer Sargent Watercolors,”presents a selection of 93 works which in concert provide a deeper appreciation of his masterful technique of a challenging medium.

Comprised of many works which have not been on view for decades, the exhibition affords a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain further insight into Sargent’s singular artistry with special emphasis on his innovative composition and expert technique.  Through varied and wide ranging subject matter, visitors follow Sargent in his travels through Europe and the Mediterranean as he captured cities, landscapes and citizenry.

Among the most outstanding examples are, “Bedouins,” from 1905, a favorite of the artist himself, “In a Medici Villa,” from 1906, “Gourds,” from 1910 and, “The Cashmere Shawl,” from 1911.  Selected works are also coupled with contemporary videos that deconstruct and explore Sargent’s approach and methods offering a fascinating and intimate insight into the artist’s creative process.

"Bedouins" (1905) - Sargent

“Bedouins” (1905) – Sargent

"Gourds" (1910) - Sargent

“Gourds” (1910) – Sargent

"The Cashmere Shawl" (1911) - Sargent

“The Cashmere Shawl” (1911) – Sargent

Official Exhibition Site
 
 
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
(718) 638-5000
 

April 5, 2013 through July 28, 2013

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Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from  11 a.m. to 6 p.m
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$8 suggested student or senior contribution.
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