Monday, September 28, 2009

John Singer Sargent
(January 12,1856-April 14, 1925)

"In a time when the art world focused, in turn, on Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism, Sargent practiced his own form of Realism, which made brilliant references to Velázquez, Van Dyck, and Gainsborough. His seemingly effortless facility for paraphrasing the masters in a contemporary fashion led to a stream of commissioned portraits of remarkable virtuosity" (Wikipedia)

Love his paintings. I love his attention to details on the dresses. Paintings are a good way to have a glimpse on what was glamourous in those times.

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krista carlson said...

They are very lovely and the detail to the dresses is perfect. Love those paintings...

Engreida said...

Oh, wow, I just wrote about Marie Antoinette! We're on the same wave length I think! XOXO

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

Beautiful! Love how he made the patters, they look so real! I love that on paintings!!