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Author: Elizabeth Prettejohn
ISBN: 1854372491
Language: English
Pages: 80 pages
Category: History & Criticism
Publisher: Tate Publishing (1998)
Rating: 4.8
Formats: docx lrf lrf rtf
FB2 size: 1591 kb | EPUB size: 1489 kb | DJVU size: 1870 kb
Sub: Photo

Art book on Sargent.
Comments (4)
Wonderful book with many great illustrations
A very thin, small book. Sargent was probably a very good painter. Most of his paintings in this book show portraits and figures. They are painted mostly in the Old School manner, only a few in a more loose impressionistic manner. I prefer the impressionistic paintings.
There are many critiques as well as respect for the works by John Singer Sargent. While there are works that show his works, or catalog his life and critiques history, there are not many books trying to explain what Sargent tried to do from his point of view. So for someone wanting a deeper look at what the artist might have meant in painting his works or the tribulations Sargent had to go through this is a good book. However, I must agree with the other reviewer that there was some "high brow" language in this book that I had trouble in following. I also liked the idea that the book was light weight in paperback. Sort of fun to take it to the park and look at the nature paintings, or while on a trip to a museum, instead of lugging a heavy book around. Sargent is now for the public to appreciate. Author " John Singer Sargent : Secrets of Composition and Design" .
This is a very well put together and well printed interpretive work on the paintings of John Singer Sargent. The coverage is insightful and the quality of the printing is superb. It is the best companion publication to the exhibit which is currently held at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. and later to appear in Boston. The official catalog of the exhibit disappoints as it leaves out a number of significant works that are covered under this volume. This is a must for any nineteenth century art enthusiasts and a must for fans of Sargent and portraiture in general.