John Singer Sargent.

Today, I have seen on TV a news about a painter, John Singer Sargent (1856, Italy – 1925, England). This painter was the most successful portrait painter of his era, and a talented painter in the representation of landscapes and watercolors.

The news has been about one of his pictures. His admires think that  that he only can be compared with Diego Velazquez, one of the painters who more influenced him. The clearest influence of the Spanish painter is in the picture The daughters of the family Boit (The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit), realized in 1882. The picture tries to catch the air that Velazquez gave to the  interiors of the buildings, like  in Las Meninas.

In my opinion, this piece of art looks enough like Diego Velazquez’s famous picture. It is obvious that John Singer Sargent obtained what he wanted.

More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Singer_Sargent

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3 Responses to John Singer Sargent.

  1. Laura says:

    Beautiful paintings! I also saw the news. Thank you for sharing it!
    Here you can have a look at all his pictures
    http://www.johnsingersargent.org
    I like this one best:

  2. marina1c says:

    Thank you teacher for the links 🙂

  3. Celia says:

    This picture is really good. It seems that is from Velazquez at a first view.

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