Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sargent Paintings at The Met



Madame X hand painting by John Singer Sargent - The Met exhibition
The hand of Madame X by Sargent
Dear Art Lover,
     The John Singer Sargent exhibition at The Met in New York City was an absolute pleasure to see.  How lucky I was that I was able to stay in the Big Apple for several days and see this Sargent exhibition before it closed.

     You may already know that Sargent is one of the painting gods in whose artworks most artists today find inspiration and awe.  He was a famous and popular portrait artist and painter, an American born in Florence, Italy, but who made his fame elsewhere first.  I love it that we were permitted to take photos in the museum.  I never use flash and I like to get close.  I have not bothered here to share with you the complete painting of a featured work. [The one shown here included people for your idea of his scale.] JS Sargent is famous enough that you likely know the works anyway. 

     Plus, let us zoom in on the delicious details of Sargent’s work.  I captured these images to help me remember the play of cold and warm, loose vs. more finished/detailed, and edges.  Always edges make the world of difference for the emotion conveyed in a work of art.

Detail of painting by John Singer Sargent - The Met exhibition New York City

      Thank you to those who sent me kind words about my blog and newsletter.  There was so much that I had to accomplish while in the US that my writing had to take a step back.  I thank you for making my art party with Warren Cullar a successful event in Austin, Texas, and that your interest and support make my life as an artist continue.  I am in the process of finding a home here in Italy and anxious to get settled in a new studio space.  I have a lot of creative time to make up for!  Grazie mille.

Peace,

Kelly

~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, painter, writer, teacher


Detail of painting by John Singer Sargent - The Met exhibition New York City
Detail of painting by John Singer Sargent - The Met exhibition New York City
Detail of painting by John Singer Sargent - The Met exhibition New York City

Detail of painting by John Singer Sargent - The Met exhibition New York City

Detail of painting by John Singer Sargent - The Met exhibition New York City


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