Influence: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

"I have met this last week a young of the most talented fellows I have ever come across; his drawings are like the old masters, and his colour is equally fine...He speaks as well in French, German, Italian as does in English, has a fine ear for music, etc. Such men wake one up, and, as his principles are equal to his talents, I hope to have his friendship."

- Julian Alden Weir

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Are you familiar with Sargent's works? Who is your inspiration/influence?


That work is so powerful and emotive. That second piece in particular really speaks to me. Thank you so much for sharing these incredible pieces of art. Definitely the inspiration I needed today!
Mica said…
What beautiful paintings! i haven't heard of this artist before so thank you for sharing! The lantern painting is particularly beautiful! :)

Hope that you are having a good week :)

Away From Blue
He's one of my favorites as well.chingu. The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is home to Sargent's famous portrait of Madame X (which I always make sure to stop and view whenever I go - it is exquisite!) hosted a special exhibition of his personal works a few years ago which gave me a whole new appreciation for his work.
Valerie said…
Wow, this artist is amazing! I love all the beautiful work especially the very realistic portraits! Thanks for sharing!
Hena Tayeb said…
Beautiful paintings.
I really love art my dear
Kinga K. said…
Pretty paintings:)
Lovely said…
Beautiful paintings!

Very nice. I really like the last image. Thanks for sharing.
I can't say I am familiar but I love the introduction. I also love the quote by Julian Alden Weir. It makes you think, how many individuals these days are praised or famed for such things? Or should I say artists in general. It's such a shame artists are not given the support or limelight as they should. Or perhaps like they had been given in the past.


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