Sargent : The Masterworks

Sargent : The Masterworks

Description

An ideal introduction to the painter s work, Sargent: The Masterworks features 100 of his most beloved paintings. Illustrating all aspects of his diverse oeuvre portraits, landscapes, mural commissions in oil and watercolour, this handsome new book includes works from both private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art s infamous Madame X. Author Stephanie L. Herdrich draws on a wealth of new research to provide both an essential overview and a more nuanced understanding of the great American painter. Richly illustrated, the book s three chapters cover the artist s career from his childhood and early years in Paris, to his mid-career portraits made in England and United States, and his later years painting out of doors. An illustrated chronology contains fascinating details and archival imagery about the artist s life. Sargent s cosmopolitan upbringing and education made him perfectly suited to capture the upwardly mobile bourgeoisie and aristocrats of his era, creating sensual portraits that depict his sitters with startling vibrancy. Though he achieved tremendous success in portraiture, Sargent focused on painting outdoors after 1900, achieving the most brilliant and personal images of his career. One of the greatest portraitists and watercolourists of his time, Sargent remains one of the most well-known and well-loved of all American artists.


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Details

Author(s)
Stephanie L. Herdrich
Format
Hardback | 224 pages
Dimensions
241 x 279 x 22.86mm | 1,519.53g
Publication date
03 Apr 2018
Publisher
Rizzoli International Publications
Imprint
Skira Rizzoli
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
150 Colour Photographs
ISBN10
0847862399
ISBN13
9780847862399
Bestsellers rank
494,961