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John Singer Sargent

Ten Wonderfully Surprising Things to Do and See in Charlottesville and Roanoke: Virginia's Blue Ridge Region

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

There are many unique reasons to stay and explore both Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia - about 120 miles apart on that scenic and historic Parkway.

Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.

To San Diego for Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I always think about San Diego as an old friend. But somehow, I haven't been there for a few years. So, come last Sunday, I jumped in a car and, two...

Art and Artists I: A Spanish Woman

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

My encounter with the Sargent, and the divergence between my idea of the thing and the thing itself, left me with a contact high for a few days. It was more electrical than chemical in character. I buzzed, with ideas and impulses.

Recognize The Famous Historical Figure In This Painting?

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

DALLAS — A Texas art museum announced Friday it had acquired a rarely displayed painting by John Singer Sargent that depicts Edwin Booth, the re...

From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting at the New York Historical Society Museum

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

A painting by Edwin White (dated 1861) shows a man in a cabin seated before a fire. Make that lounging in front of a fire. A black kettle sits deep within the hearth, in licking flames of playful oranges and yellows, leaping and glowing. Warm. Inviting. Natural.

The First Expansive Sargent Watercolor Exhibition in Twenty Years: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Another artist might not be able to pull it off but Sargent makes it work. His oils, too, have this quality - a dash here, a couple of brushstrokes there, something only a master can execute. It is like jazz - you have to have the basics before you can improvise.

John Singer Sargent at the Brooklyn Museum

Francis Levy | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Sargent was known for his portraits, but he may have even been an even greater watercolorist due to the sublime ways he used the medium to move from the abstract to an almost classical sense of perspective.

Your April Reading List

Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts

April ushers in lively spring, and the newest art books this month get us in the mood for warmer weather. From photography monographs gleaming with in...

Sargent Like You've Never Seen Him Before

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.11.2013 | Arts

The Brooklyn Museum is currently presenting 93 watercolors from John Singer Sargent, an artist known for his oil painted society portraits. Yet each w...

Bodies in Space: Leah Yerpe's Very Large Drawings

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I've been a fan of Yerpe's extremely cool -- one might say icily cool -- work since I first saw it in 2009. For me, a lot of what makes art good is the degree of interesting thinking I have in response to viewing it.

Strapless: The Scandal That Rocked the 19th-Century Art World

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

2012-03-29-20120329Madame_X.jpg John Singer Sargent's career would go on to survive the scandal, while Amélie Gautreau's reputation would never fully recover -- she was no longer the "it girl."

UK's Desperate Plan To Keep Manet Painting

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Do you have a couple million pounds to spare? The UK is currently on the lookout for someone to pitch in £28m to keep Édouard Manet's unfinished mas...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: John Singer Sargent at the Royal Academy of Arts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: John Singer Sargent WHAT: 'Sargent and the Sea' WHERE: Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, United Kingdom WHEN...

I See Dead Artists

Liz Markus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Liz Markus

Am I the only one or do other artists "invite" the souls of dead artists to hang with them in the studio?