Run, don’t walkPosted: May 18, 2013
If you are in the New York vicinity anytime between now and July, run, don’t walk, to see the show “John Singer Sargent Watercolours.” I have been studying these paintings in reproductions for years but that is nothing like looking at the originals. There are 93 paintings in the show from both the Boston and Brooklyn museum collections as well as detailed analyses of Sargent’s pigments. Fascinating stuff if you are in any way interested in watercolour painting. The paintings don’t go on exhibit very often because of their sensitivity to light. In fact I heard the show referred to as “once in a generation”. The show will be in Boston next and I may just have to make another visit to see them before they go into hiding again. The catalogue is excellent and the quality of the reproductions quite spectacular.