Author: Flame Tree Studio,Janet Tyson
Featuring the luminescent, evocative art of Italian born, American painter John Singer Sargent, the celebrated of late nineteenth century portraitist of the wealthy and their privileged world. Renowned for his exquisite naturalism, this beautiful new book also offers his most delightful landscapes, travel scenes and watercolours.
Author: John Singer Sargent
Publisher: Delphi Classics
The American artist John Singer Sargent, widely considered the leading portrait painter of his generation, is celebrated for his paintings of Edwardian era luxury, landscape paintings and Impressionistic masterpieces. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Sargent’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The complete oil paintings of John Singer Sargent — over 900 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order * Includes reproductions of rare works * Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Sargent’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books * Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete paintings * Easily locate the paintings you want to view * Includes a sample of Sargent’s drawings * Features a bonus biography - discover Sargent's artistic and personal life * Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights FANNY WATTS ROSINA THE DAUGHTERS OF EDWARD DARLEY BOIT EL JALEO STREET IN VENICE MADAME X CLAUDE MONET PAINTING BY THE EDGE OF A WOOD CARNATION, LILY, LILY, ROSE ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON AND HIS WIFE ELLEN TERRY AS LADY MACBETH PAUL HELLEU SKETCHING WITH HIS WIFE LADY AGNEW OF LOCHNAW MRS. FISKE WARREN AND HER DAUGHTER RACHEL FRANK SWETTENHAM, 8TH KING OF ARMS OF THE ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE NONCHALOIR HENRY JAMES GASSED The Paintings THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS The Drawings LIST OF DRAWINGS The Biography SARGENT by T. Martin Wood Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Author: John Singer Sargent
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A gallery of superb portraits in pencil, pastels, and charcoal. Virtuoso display of technical skill and intuitive eye of noted American portrait painter.
Author: Mary F. Burns
From 1882 to 1884, John Singer Sargent painted his greatest masterpieces--the Daughters of Edward Darley Boit and Madame X--haunting portraits with dark psychological depths. The first unconsciously revealed a secret that would cause great anguish in his private life; the other created a social scandal that drove him from Paris forever. Portraits of an Artist brings to life the subjects of Sargent's paintings--his family, friends, enemies and lovers--to tell his story from their own perspectives. John Singer Sargent's portraits told more than he ever wanted anyone to know.
John Singer Sargent's Triumph of Religion at the Boston Public Library
Author: Sally M. Promey
Profiles society portrait artist John Singer Sargent and his Triumph of Religion painting for the Boston Public Library, identifying religious opposition that influenced its development in contrast with the artist's vision, and discussing the factors that ultimately prevented the painting's completion. Reprint.
Painting Love and Loss
Author: Karen Corsano,Daniel Williman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This sensitive and compelling biography sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s art through an intimate history of his family. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman focus especially on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, who married the only son of André Michel, the foremost art historian of his day. Robert was a promising historian as well, until the Great War claimed him in 1914. His widow Rose-Marie served as a nurse for blinded French soldiers until she too was killed in 1918. Sargent expressed his grief on canvas, painting ruined French churches and, in Gassed, blinded soldiers; he made his last murals for the Boston Public Library a cryptic memorial to Rose-Marie and her beloved Robert. Drawing on a rich trove of letters, diaries, and journals, this beautifully illustrated history brings Sargent and his times to vivid life.
creation and restoration
Author: John Singer Sargent,Narayan Khandekar,Gianfranco Pocobene,Kate C. Smith
John Singer Sargent's 'Triumph of Religion' at the Boston Public Library is one of the most ambitious mural cycles in the history of American art. This book, comprehensively illustrated, examines and documents Sargent Hall as an art installation and describes its restoration history.
Author: Barbara Burn
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Each reproduction is accompanied by a text that includes pertinent information about the work.
A Gilded Age Romance
Author: Jean Zimmerman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Documents the Gilded Age love story of an heiress who fought for women's rights and an architect, tracing their upbringings, their pursuits, and their advocacy efforts on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.
John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X
Author: Deborah Davis
Shares the story behind the creation of John Singer Sargent's famous painting, which propelled the artist into international renown but condemned his young subject, Virginie Gautreau of New Orleans, to a lifetime of public ridicule and self-loathing due to the work's perceived sexuality. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Author: Bruce Redford
Category: Allusions in art
A revealing, interdisciplinary exploration of the brilliant visual quotations in the work of the celebrated grand-manner portraitist The work of portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856 1925) has come to epitomize the glamour and anxiety of his age. In this innovative study, Bruce Redford reveals the web of visual quotations and references that informed Sargent s most ambitious paintings. Throughout his career, Sargent was recognized and rewarded as a Young Master whose bravura portraits inspired comparison with the likes of Velazquez, Van Dyck, and Reynolds. At the same time, his paintings responded to the stylistic experiments and cultural preoccupations of a world on the cusp of modernity. Sargent achieved this complex synthesis through a pictorial language composed of witty acts of allusion. "John Singer Sargent and the Art of Allusion" offers the first sustained inquiry into the painter s practice of quotation one that created a complex visual code. Through comparative analysis among thematic groupings of portraits and analogous literary texts, Redford shows how Sargent devised and transmitted that code. The result is an enhanced awareness of Sargent s daring gamesmanship, his place in the history of portraiture, and the dynamics of allusion in both art and literature."
Portraits of Artists and Friends
Author: Richard Ormond,Trevor Fairbrother,Elaine Kilmurray
Many of the sitters in this collection were John Singer Sargents close friends. They are posed informally, sometimes in the act of painting or singing, and it is evident from the bold way they confront us that they are personalities of a creative stamp. Brilliant as these pictures are as works of art and penetrating studies of character, they are also records of relationships, allegiances, influences and aspirations. This volume, and the exhibition it accompanies, aims to explore these friendships in depth and draw out their significance in the story of Sargents life and the development of his art. The book is structured chronologically, with sections arranged according to the places Sargent worked and formed relationships during his cosmopolitan career: Paris, London, New York, Italy and the Alps. The cast of characters includes famous names, among them Gabriel Fauré and Auguste Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. But the authors also make their point with images of Sargents familiars, such as the artists Jane and Wilfrid de Glehn who accompanied him on his sketching expeditions to the Continent, and the Italian painter Ambrogio Raffele, a recurrent model in his Alpine studies. In such paintings Sargent explored the making of art (his own included) and the relationship of the artist to the natural world. These are examples of an absorbing range of images and personalities, all distinguished in one way or another for their artistry, and all linked by friendship and a shared aesthetic to the central figure of Sargent himself.
60 Great Paintings from Botticelli to Picasso
Author: Marty Noble
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Colorists of all ages are invited to create their own versions of 60 great paintings. From masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael to striking creations by Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this ready-to-color collection includes excellent renderings of Grant Wood's American Gothic, Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip, and Edward Hopper's Hotel Room, as well as compositions by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edward Burne-Jones, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Vincent van Gogh, and 45 other great artists. Printed on one side only, the illustrations can be colored with a variety of media, including watercolors. All paintings are shown in original colors on the inside covers and notes provide information on each artist.
The Story of a Painting
Author: Hugh Brewster,John Singer Sargent
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
As the model for John Singer Sargent's latest work, young Kate Millet finds it hard to keep still during the long painting process, but when her father's friend arrives with his two daughters and they begin to share her spotlight, young Kate's disappointment is hard to conceal.
How Political Correctness Sabotages Art
Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Encounter Books
"The Rape of the Masters" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues. It also provides an engaging antidote to the tendentious, politically motivated assaults on our treasured sources of culture and civilization.
Author: Donna M. Lucey
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Sargent’s Women has a distinct elegance and potency—Lucey’s writing propels you forward, straight to the heart of the story, along the vibrant ties that linked this fascinating artist to the women he made infamous." —Christene Barberich, global editor-in-chief and cofounder, Refinery29 In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjects’ lives. Elsie Palmer traveled between her father’s Rocky Mountain castle and the medieval English manor house where her mother took refuge, surrounded by artists, writers, and actors. Elsie hid labyrinthine passions, including her love for a man who would betray her. As the veiled Sally Fairchild—beautiful and commanding—emerged on Sargent’s canvas, the power of his artistry lured her sister, Lucia, into a Bohemian life. The saintly Elizabeth Chanler embarked on a surreptitious love affair with her best friend’s husband. And the iron-willed Isabella Stewart Gardner scandalized Boston society and became Sargent’s greatest patron and friend. Like characters in an Edith Wharton novel, these women challenged society’s restrictions, risking public shame and ostracism. All had forbidden love affairs; Lucia bravely supported her family despite illness, while Elsie explored Spiritualism, defying her overbearing father. Finally, the headstrong Isabella outmaneuvered the richest plutocrats on the planet to create her own magnificent art museum. These compelling stories of female courage connect our past with our present—and remind us that while women live differently now, they still face obstacles to attaining full equality.
Author: John Singer Sargent,Erica E. Hirshler,Teresa A. Carbone,Annette Manick,Antoinette Owen,Karen A. Sherry
Publisher: Mfa Publications
John Singer Sargents approach to watercolour was unconventional. Disregarding late-nineteenth-century aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes and loosely defined forms startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer in England, where Sargent spent much of his adult life, called his work swagger watercolours. For Sargent, however, the watercolours were not so much about swagger as about a new way of thinking. In watercolour as opposed to oils his vision became more personal and his works more interconnected. Presenting nearly 100 works of art, this book is the first major publication of Sargents watercolours in twenty years. Each chapter highlights a different subject or theme that attracted the artists attention during his travels through Europe and the Middle East: sunlight on stone, figures reclining on grass, patterns of light and shadow. Insightful essays by the worlds leading experts enhance this book and introduce readers to the full sweep of Sargents accomplishments in the medium, in works that delight the eye as well as challenge our understanding of this prodigiously gifted artist.
Author: Annelise K. Madsen,Mary Broadway,Richard Ormond
Publisher: Yale University Press
"An examination of how the work of the American painter John Singer Sargent was displayed, collected, and influential in the civic and cultural development of Chicago, Illinois during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"--
Author: John Singer Sargent
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
"After New York and Boston, Houston is distinguished for its major concentration of privately held masterpieces by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Houstonâs Sargents features thirty-three exquisite examples drawn from local private collections as well as from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston"--Provided by publisher.
John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-siècle Art
Author: Alison Mairi Syme,John Singer Sargent
Publisher: Penn State Press
"Explores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernism"--Provided by publisher.